As architect of record Oglesby Greene brought
together multiple entities; the Foundation, the City,
the designers, the contractor and his craftsmen to
realize a significant built memorial. Oglesby•Greene
participated in design development with designers
Ed Baum and John Maruszczak and executed the
contract documents and construction administration.
On a two-acre triangle of park land overlooking
City Hall Plaza, a memorial has been built to recall
the Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
A stainless steel construction emerges from the
site like a figurative officer’s shield and carries the
badge numbers and names of police killed in the line
of duty. One plane floats as an overhead bar while
another follows the incline of the earth. The plane
above casts a rectangular shadow across the broad
asphalt steps, recalling the mourning bar worn on
police badges when an officer is lost. Within this
shadow the badge numbers of fallen officers are
illuminated, projected by the rays of the sun. The
removed stainless numerals, like reversed stencils.
are mounted and given to the officers’ families.
The lower plane-borne by the earth and pavement
fragments cut from Dallas streets carries the names
and dates of the fallen officers, where they may be
read and touched at close hand.