Pub. date: 2004 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952415 | Print ISBN: 9780761926498 | Online ISBN: 9781412952415| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Law Enforcement Memorials
Ronald C. Van Raalte
On April 28, 1854, Phil Audax wrote to the Ohio State Journal regarding the death of Cyrus Beebe, the first Columbus (Ohio) officer killed in the line of duty: Mr. Editor: Mr. Beebe, the murdered policeman … fell nobly doing his duty…. Is there not therefore an obligation now resting upon his fellow citizens? Such firmness and courage as he displayed, if exhibited on a wider field, warring for his country, would have given his name a place in history…. I would suggest therefore that the City Council take measures at once to erect over the remains of the brave executor of the law a suitable monument to commemorate his fidelity and public worth. Although the Columbus Police Department has him listed on their official memorial at headquarters, a monument to Officer Beebe has not been found. Mr. Audax alludes to the attention that would have been given had Officer ...