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Review of Police Officer's Memorial

Police Officer's Memorial
Ranked #135 of 283 things to do in Houston
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great spot to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

I came by here a few months back and I have been wanting to revisit the site. It is a very beautiful monument surrounded by a beautiful park to have a picnic or just to relax. Within seeing/walking distance you can see the historic Glenwood Cemetery which is amazing in itself.
What some people may not know is that the memorial is guarded 24/7/365 by off duty HPD officers who donate 4 hours of their own time each year to stand guard. During my visit I sat down and talked with an officer who has been with the force for many many years and he shared stories of how the department and city has changed.
I would definitely recommend anyone to visit here. And of course please say "Thank You" to the officer who is there who protects this great city!

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“I say oh no.....DON'T waste your time...you'll regret it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

This isn't the American memorial cemetery in Normandy. No doubt meaningful to families of officers but beyond that, a real waste. There are so so so many other places around Houston for meditation and reflection such as along the banks of the bayou that runs through parts of downtown Houston....beautiful....but this place....if you knew the history of violence systemically in the police department there you wouldn't give this place a second thought. It's not even attractive. No one takes advice anyway...but for the record how could this place hold a high rating of places to see in Houston ? DON'T waste your time.

Visited September 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“A very good place for reflection...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

There are places that we go where we can reflect on why we are able to be free, safe, and secure. For example, Arlington Natl. Cemetery causes one to be thankful for the sacrifice many have made for our freedom. Here at the Police Memorial, one can read the many names of those who have sacrificed our lives so that we can safely live in peace. It is simple in design, but profound when one stops to smell the roses and reflect...

Visited May 2011
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Houston Texas
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“Very peaceful with great view!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2009

I have been there a few times i love it. Always a officer there in a little shed. they are very nice. There is a artistic pyramid water feature thing. you can climb to the top and sit. listen to the water and look at the skyline. I love it!!! you will too if you want some peace and quiet in a safe atmosphere.

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