Alexandria Commission for the Arts Announces Finalists for Police Memorial

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Alexandria Commission for the Arts Announces Finalists for Police Memorial

News Highlights:

  • Public is invited to meet the three finalist artists and view their proposals on Saturday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St.
  • Proposals will be on display at City Hall, September 27 – October 11, 2010 and at the Lee Center, October 11 - October 27, 2010.  Public is invited to comment on proposals.
  • Private donations are being raised to fund the project.

More Information:

The Alexandria Commission for the Arts and Office of the Arts announces the finalists chosen to create the Alexandria Police Memorial, located at 3534 Wheeler Ave.  The Selection Panel comprised of members of the Police community, artists and citizens, has made their decision from 71 talented applicants from around the United States and the world who responded to a widely promoted “Call to Artists.” The winner will be announced in December and the memorial is scheduled to be unveiled in fall or early winter 2011.

The Three Finalists for the Alexandria Police Memorial are:

  • Frederic Schwartz, New York, New York
  • Rodney Carroll, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Joe C. Nicholson, Carlsbad, California

The public is invited to meet the artists on Saturday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at a reception at the Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street.  The proposals will be on display during the reception and will move to City Hall on Monday, September 27 for a two week exhibition.  On October 11, the displays will be moved to the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. The public is encouraged to view the proposals and add their comments to a notebook that will be located next to the displays or via e-mail to, please write “Police Memorial Comment” in subject line.

The memorial will provide a place to remember the fallen officers and provide an appropriate site for ceremonial activities. Funding for this project will be raised through private donations and grants. An early contributor to the Police Memorial has been the Alexandria Police Foundation.

"The men and woman of the Alexandria Police department eagerly anticipate the creation and placement of a memorial that will properly honor the 17 members of the Police Department who gave their lives to protect the citizens of the city," said Earl Cook, Police Chief. "Officers and citizens will be reminded of the fallen Officer's sacrifice each day as they walk past the memorial."

To contribute to this memorial, please send your tax-deductible contribution in any amount to:
Alexandria Police Foundation – Police Memorial, c/o Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co.
Attention: Pamela DeCandio, Treasurer, P.O. Box 268, Alexandria, VA 22313

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Alisa Carrel of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5590 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail

For more information, contact Alisa Carrel, Director of the Office of the Arts, at 703.746.5590 or e-mail