The senior leaders of Ukraine’s Internal Ministry and National Police were present at the opening.
“Today, the names all the police officers who remained loyal to themselves and to the nation are not just hard to hear. It is like a shot. We have to not only remember but also share the stories of our heroes,” Arsen Avakov, Internal Minister, said.
At the same time, Andry Kryshchenko, the Head of the Police, stated that the memorial would remind about the police officers who “had lost their lives in the name of honor and justice”.
“The memorial will remind us that the job of a police officer is complicated and dangerous. That the police officer cannot just stop performing his/her duties. And we remember every police officer who lost life in the name of honor and justice,” Kryshchenko noted.
It was noted that 1,108 law enforcers died on duty over 27 years of Ukraine’s independence.