Our Fallen Heroes – Law Enforcement Memorial
The Bastion was created in 2004 through the dedicated efforts of the B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation with tremendous assistance and support from the Government of B.C. The Bastion is a four-sided memorial with separate panels representing different aspects of the Peace Officer community throughout B.C. A total of eight “Fallen Hero panels” are on the exterior corners of the Bastion also, with the names appearing in random order except where multiple losses occurred at one tragic incident.
Panel One is the dedication panel with the major place of honor being the Coat of Arms of B.C. to illustrate the unified family of Law Enforcement.
Panels Two and Four (left and right sides) represent all Peace Officer agencies active in the Province of B.C. These agencies are in order of date of inception and where a Provincial or Canadian Agency is not individually represented, the Coat of Arms of Canada and/or B.C. are in place.
Panel Three (the Legacy Panel) is dedicated to the tremendous service that many agencies gave to the citizens of this province throughout its long and proud history. This panel was specifically designed to illustrate those agencies that served and no longer exist in active form. The B.C. Provincial Police Crest was chosen as a representative crest for all.
The Bastion itself was created and installed by a local Victoria firm Stewart Monumental Works Ltd. after an open design competition.