The Gurnee Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association is involved in a fundraising effort to fund a bronze statue called "The Guardian." The statue serves as a monument dedicated to the efforts of not only our own loyal police officers and department personnel, but also as a memorial to officers who have died while serving others. The statue is located at the main entrance of the new police facility at the corner of Washington and O'Plaine Road. The new facility was completed in 2003.
The Alumni Association feels that, by raising the needed funds, they will be able to involve the community and make them aware of the new facility. Citizens will be given the opportunity to invest in the people who put their lives on the line to protect our community.
"The Guardian" is a life-size bronzed monument that greets visitors at the front of the new facility. It depicts an officer and two children. Leading up to the monument is a walkway of brick pavers engraved with the names of citizens and businesses. This is your opportunity to mark your place in history.
Two brick sizes are available: a 4"x8" brick, which may contain up to 3 lines of text, with a maximum of 13 characters per line; and a 12"x12" brick, which may contain up to 5 lines of text, with a maximum of 15 characters per line.