The Ontario Police Memorial
The Ontario Police Memorial was officially unveiled and dedicated on May 7, 2000, by her Honour Hilary Weston, Lieutenant Governor, and the Honourable Michael Harris, Premier of Ontario.
The Memorial was created to honour those police officers in the Province of Ontario who lost their lives in the line of duty. The names of all known fallen officers are inscribed upon the Wall of Honour at OPMF.
Fact Sheet – Ontario Police Memorial
The Memorial is located in a small park adjacent to the Ontario Legislature, at
the corner of Grosvenor Street and Queen’s Park Crescent.
The Memorial was built from a grant provided by the Ontario Government.
Official dedication Service May 7th, 2000.
The Memorial consists of two bronze statues, (approximate 2.5 m), depicting a
male officer in duty dress circa 1950-1990 and a female officer in modern duty
dress. The statues are mounted atop a large granite pedestal base (weighing
30,000 lbs). At the feet of the statues are eight (8) cascading granite walls. The
four – (4) walls on either side of the main pedestal form a horseshoe shape. The
names of all known fallen officers are inscribed on these walls, the “Wall of
Toronto based artist; Mr. Siggy Puchta is the sculptor of the bronze statues. He
has many awards and accomplishments (1986 he designed the trophy depicting
the Calgary Saddledome for the Calgary Cup Games (pre-Olympic games). In
1991, he was commissioned to create seven large Canada Geese for the Blue
Water Bridge Authority in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1994, he designed the Marilyn Bell
The criteria to add a police officer’s name on the “Wall of Honour”:
i. The deceased member must have been a sworn member of a police
ii. The Death must have occurred as a result of a traumatic event influenced
by an external agent.
iii. The deceased member must have been on duty at the time of death, or if
off duty, acting in the capacity of a police officer, or the circumstances
leading to the death must have been brought about because of the
deceased’s official status.
iv. The deceased must have acted in good faith in doing everything that
could reasonably have been expected.
v. Notwithstanding all of the above, the Committee may consider any set of
circumstances which lead to a death of a member of a police service.
264 Officers from Ontario Police Services are named on the Wall of
67 Ontario Police Services are named on the Wall of Honour.
The Ontario Provincial Police have 86 officers named on the Wall of
The Toronto Police have 41 officers named on the Wall of Honour.