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“Had to hold back tears.”

American Police Hall of Fame
Ranked #4 of 39 things to do in Titusville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: America's first national museum and memorial dedicated to all police in Federal, State, County and Local Departments killed in the line of duty.
Akron, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Had to hold back tears.”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I wasn't sure if we should visit this museum. My husband is in law enforcement and doesn't like to do much related to it while on vacation. However, we decided to visit the museum. Glad we did. The history of law enforcement has changed so very much. Historical articles lead you back through history. Hands on and interactive exhibits made the museum interesting. Displays were laid out for all divisions of law enforcement: Alaska State Troopers, Border Patrol, K9 Officers, Fish and Wildlife Troopers, Motorcycle and Bike patrol, County, State and City Patrol and many others. The walls have department uniform patches from all over the country. We found my husbands department. Now the sad part. The museum is a solemn very emotional moving tribute to fallen officers, hard to view. The dedication and sacrifices that these officers, K9 included, made protecting society is so VERY TRULY APPRECIATED. I hold back my tears as I write out this review now. This museum means so much to all law enforcement and their families. Please take the opportunity to visit this museum and give thanks to law enforcement. Glad we did.

Visited December 2013
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A moving tribute and educational”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Anyone with interest or ties to law enforcement will definitely appreciate this well maintained facility. It is educational for all ages. It has interactive areas, hands on activities, historical articles and fun things to do. The memorial wall area is a solemn moving tribute with over 18,000 names of our fallen who died in the line of duty protecting us all and keeping us safe. You are allowed to leave a small tribute or write a note to place at the base of a fallen officer's name. There is also a small chapel next door for those survivors to reflect and pray if they wish.

Visited January 2014
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Rolla, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Tribute to Those Who Serve Us”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Police Hall of Fame was formed and is operated on donations. You follow a a circular room around looking at police cars, history of law enforcement, criminals like Bonnie and Clyde and other related artifacts. However, the highlight is the center is where the names of those men and women who have died nation wide while serving the public are engraved in stone much as the Vietnam Memorial. The down stairs is open to the public and is where police and civilians can use the indoor shooting range and purchase guns and permits.

Visited September 2013
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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“WEIRD”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was a rather strange museum to visit. There were lots of interesting exhibits but based around the rather gory- gun, accidents and electric chair! In the centre of the museum is a very moving memorial area dedicated to those who lost their lives in the course of duty. It is beautifully done; but made all the more bizarre when we left realising that next door to this museum is a shooting gallery.

Visited November 2013
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“We loved it”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We ran into the Police Hall of Fame Museum by chance and we are glad we did. In comparison to Europe it was great to see how much respect police officers get in the States. It was touching to see the cars of police officers who passed away on the job as well as the memorial hall of the WTC. The museum is also fun for kids as you can try on uniforms, test money etc

Visited October 2013
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