Located at the corner of 6th or 7th and Lawrence Avenue in downtown Springfield. In December 2000, a small group of retired and active Illinois State Police employees with a strong commitment to preserving this history formed the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization.
The Memorial Park was dedicated on October 2, 2018. Over 60 Illinois State Police Officers have given their lives to protect the citizens of Illinois. These brave individuals were more than police officers, they were part of a family. Each served with distinction and went to work each day knowing the possibility of making the ultimate sacrifice, while dedicating their life to protecting us. This memorial allows us all to pay fitting gratitude to not only our fallen officers, but their families who have given so much as well. Notes about the Memorial Park: the low, black granite wall that runs west to east represents the path of service the officer embarks on after first taking the oath. The wall is broken by the walking paths to represent an officer’s path being broken by the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Wall has six pillars to represent the honor guard and two saluting trooper statues, symbolizing the great men and women who gave their lives to protect the citizens of Illinois.