Peace Officer Memorials
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department sponsors or participates in memorial ceremonies commemorating fallen peace officers throughout the year.
Blue Light Ceremonies
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation into law:
The Blue Light Ceremony was initiated by Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) as a national lighting ceremony in remembrance of all peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty across the country. The Riverside Sheriff's Department hosts an annual Blue Light Ceremony to pay tribute to all fallen peace officers across Riverside County. The public is invited to join together as we pause to remember and reflect upon the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Blue Light Ceremony
This year's Blue Light ceremonies are open to the public and will be held:
December 4, 2017 - 6 PM
Palm Desert City Hall
73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA
December 11, 2017 - 6 PM
Riverside County Administrative Center (CAC)
4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) provides resources to assist in rebuilding the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.