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Police Memorial - OU08A4

 Baltimore Monuments and Memorials

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 17.425' W 76° 36.346' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 05 August 2015
 Date Created: 05 August 2015
 Last Modified: 08 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU08A4

 


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With all the discussion / controversy over the Confederate monuments in Baltimore, let me to to look more into Baltimore's various monuments and I found the website, Monument City Blog (MCB).  Per their site, "Monument City is a human-scale geotagging project. We’re riding our bikes around Baltimore City to document historical monuments, memorials and markers with GPS, photos and other first-person data."

I started with some the Confederate memorials that the city is now looking into possibly removing, but this monument is dedicated to Baltimore's Finest.  They've faced a lot of difficulties from a variety of souces recently.  Take thet time to remember what they give to the city.

 

Police Memorial

 

Per the MCB, ...this monument reads upon the front face of the pedestal, “Gloria Victis,” or “Glory to the Vanquished.” Though this sculpture is by Frederic Wellington Ruckstull and was dedicated in February of 1903, Gloria Victis is also the title of a 1874 sculpture at the National Gallery in Washington, DC by artist Antonin Mercie commemorating France’s loss in the Franco-Prussian War. 
"The monument stands between Mt Royal Avenue proper, and Mt Royal Terrace, a parallel access street for residents of the Bolton Hill neighborhood. Nearby stand several buildings of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. The sculpture is composed of two figures: the allegorical figure of Glory with wings outstretched, who holds aloft a laurel wreath in one hand, and in the other supports a soldier whose strength is failing him. His flag is lowered and he seems near defeat.

Per the MCB, ...n 1972, Mayor William Donald Schaefer presented the Women’s Civic League, a local community service organization, with the idea of renovating the former residence of Baltimore’s second mayor, Thorowgood Smith. The house, built around 1794, is located next to the historic Phoenix Shot Tower directly behind the Police memorial. Now known as Shot Tower Park, the small tract of land across the street from Police Headquarters contains one of the largest installations in honor of fallen officers in the United States. The memorial contains three statues, a large panel of inscribed names and various dedication plaques. Unveiled in 1978, the monuments face City Hall and War Memorial Plaza, adding to the dignified appearance of the downtown location.

Donald Pomerleau was Police Commissioner during the memorial’s construction. Pomerleau was hired by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 1965, and sent to Baltimore to examine the city’s law enforcement system during the peek of the civil rights movement. He found the police force to be as corrupt and antiquated as any in the country. He spent the next fifteen years integrating officers and correcting the mistakes of his predecessors. Pomerleau retired from the force in 1981, three years after the memorial’s completion.


Logging Requirements: 

1. Visit the site in person.

2.  Post a photo of your and / or your GPS with the monument.

3.   Log Password - Observe the wall of names.  Locate Officer Edgar J. _______.  His last name is the log password. 

 

Currently, there is a virtual Munzee you can cap from here.  Be sure to check the map out while you're here.

I also created a few new Sighter locations in the area.

 


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1 16 August 2015 sfcchaz Found it

Mrs. sfcchaz and I had some free time this morning and wanted to grab the two new OCNA caches and the three geo-based (2 GeoVexilla Flags and single dashpoint) GPSGames.org finds in the Baltimore area. I also grabbed a locationless  Terracache at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! at the Inner Harbor. If you look closely, you can see Mrs. sfcchaz standing in the shade of a tree on this already hot morning. Lots of people here today.

Funny story about this one is that I had actually gathered photos and information for this site when I was here 2 weeks ago seeking a couple of DudleyGrunt's other newly published caches. This has happened to me more than a few occasions. I guess I will use my information to create a Terracache here instead. TFTC

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Mrs. & Mr.sfcchaz at the Police Memorial.
Mrs. & Mr.sfcchaz at the Police Memorial.