The Shreveport Police and Firefighters Memorial was built in 1999 in honor of the many men and women who courageously gave their lives in the line of duty. At the time of its construction, the memorial listed the names of 23 city police officers and three firefighters who died in duty-related incidents since 1894. The memorial is a permanent reminder of their ultimate contribution to public safety and their sincere desire to serve the citizens of Shreveport.
The police and firefighters memorial is located in Barnwell Gardens south of the R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center, across from the civic theater on Clyde Fant Parkway.
A circular brick-paved patio in the landscaped garden features a dramatic monument consisting of two ten-foot granite columns set on a granite base. The columns represent the Shreveport Police and Fire Departments. Encircling the patio are granite markers bearing the names of all Shreveport police officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in duty-related incidents.
You can visit the Shreveport Police and Firefighters Memorial by exiting Interstate 20 east or westbound at the Spring Street exit. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Crockett Street and go two more blocks and turn left on Clyde Fant Parkway. Parking is available across from the R.S. Barnwell Garden and Art Center.
To make a donation to the memorial fund, contact either the Shreveport Police or Fire Department.
View a photo gallery of all the fallen police officers and firefighters.