The memorial honors police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Glendale.
The 15-foot-tall bronze memorial features two police officers and two firefighters rescuing a child while connected by an eternal flame. Behind the statue is a 28-foot-long granite wall with plaques of honor containing background information about the officers and firefighters.
The artist for the memorial is Hai Ying Wu.
The police and fire members depicted in the statue are both men and women and are working together to save a child. The child is a symbol that some interpret to represent the future. The flame that rises from the base of the memorial connects all of the figures and symbolizes an eternal flame.
It is hoped that the memorial, wall and seating area will create a quiet, honorable place where visitors will feel welcome and at peace for reflection and meditation, providing an opportunity to pay tribute to our fallen firefighter and police officers.