The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum has, as one of several prominent centerpiece
displays, a memorial that is dedicated to honoring the many law-enforcement officers who
perished on September 11, 2001. You can actually touch a piece from the destroyed World
Trade Center buildings – and a large fragment from one of the aircraft that struck the twin
towers. Another section of the museum is set aside for Saint Michael’s Chapel as a
nondenominational place for quiet prayer, remembrance and reflection for those who have
given their lives on the homefront.
Newly located on Horizon Drive in Titusville, Florida,
just west of the Kennedy Space Center, the facility is the nation’s first museum, memorial
and interactive attraction honoring all fallen members of federal, state and local
law-enforcement departments. Inside, its white-marble walls are engraved with the names of
more than 7,000 men and women who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.
Sponsored by the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of
Police & Concerned Citizens, the museum is open 10am-5pm daily.
For more information,
call (321) 264-0911, aphf.org.