WHAT IS THE POMFCC?
The Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County, Illinois is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization comprised of law enforcement officers from agencies throughout Cook County. These volunteers have come together for the primary purpose of establishing a police memorial in Cook County dedicated to those law enforcement officers that have been killed in the line of duty or killed while in the performance of duty. Our foundation welcomes volunteers from the federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies that operate in Cook County every day, all committed to honoring these fallen officers.
One of the first goals of the Foundation was to have a special day established to honor all of the peace officers operating in Cook County. With the help of Cook County Commissioner Peter N. Silvestri (9th) and the support of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, every May 10th is now recognized as Peace Officer Day of Remembrance and Recognition in Cook County by County Board Resolution.
The Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commisioners has donated property in the Cermak Woods Forest Preserve in west suburban Lyons for our organization to build the Cook County Peace Officers Memorial. We now turn our attention to raising the funds needed to complete this project and we welcome your comments and suggestions on the memorial and on ways to raise the $2.5 million to build it.