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Tampa Police Memorial

Honoring Our Heroes

The Thin Blue Line Project represents the thin line
 that separates the lawful from the lawless. 

Roll Call of Honor

Officer David Curtis &
Officer Jeffery Kocab
June 29, 2010
Corporal Michael Roberts August 19, 2009
Detective Juan Serrano February 25, 2006
Master Police Officer Lois Marrero July 6, 2001
Detective Randy Bell &
Detective Ricky Childers
May 19, 1998
Officer Norris Epps, Jr. January 18, 1995
Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr. December 30, 1988
Sergeant Gary S. Pricher November 4, 1983
Detective Gerald A. Rauft July 24, 1981
Officer Anthony W. Williams November 3, 1975
Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud October 23, 1975
Detective Kenneth D. Berlin, Jr. September 27, 1975
Corporal John R. Collier December 5, 1970
Officer William D. Krikava  January 1, 1965
Officer Rolla L. Standau November 29, 1963
Officer Carl F. Chastain February 12, 1958
Officer Morris D. Lopez July 9, 1949
Officer Richard S. Booth November 28, 1943
Detective Lester H. Henley April 11, 1941
Vice Chief Arthur L. Berry January 31, 1941
Detective Joe Nance October 1, 1939
Officer Bryan A. Reese August 29, 1935
Detective Thomas M. Chevis April 7, 1938
Officer Henry R. Lett September 24, 1922
Patrolman Juan Nales July 18, 1920
Officer James Ronco May 27, 1916
Marshal Joseph Walker September 15, 1915
Captain Samuel J. Carter June 2, 1905
Officer John (Jack) McCormick September 26, 1895

Tampa Police Department Memorial Badge

Thin Blue LineTampa Police Memorial stands solemnly in front of One Police Center - Tampa, FloridaSince 1895 there have been 31 Tampa Police Officers killed in the line of duty. These honorable names shall never be forgotten. They are our history. They have made the ultimate sacrifice for thecitizens of Tampa.

Since the first recorded police death in 1792, there have been more than 17,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. bears the names of more than 14,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. During 2007, 186 police officers across America have been lost in the performance of their duties, compared with 145 police officers in 2006. 

On average, one police officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours. More than 56,000 law enforcement officers are assaulted each year, resulting in over 16,000 injuries annually.

Read the Memorial Poem      View the Thin Blue Line slide show