In 2004, Artist Ron Petitt was commissioned to create a tribute to the officers of the Beaumont Texas Police Department.
The original memorial design incorporates a single life-size bronze sculpture and a 8,700 pound black granite star fitted with 13 stainless steel badges reflecting the Department's fallen officers.
The highly detailed sculpture and star honor not only those that have fallen, but their families and the officers that continue to serve.
The completed memorial was dedicated on August 17 2005.
The photos posted below, show the process of creating the bronze police sculpture.