first half of the Trail of Heroes is devoted to Kansas
City Missouri Police Officers who have died in the line of
second half of the trail is devoted to members of the
Police Department who have passed away off-duty or after
can sponsor a bench, including family members, friends, and
co-workers. Individuals, organizations, or businesses
can sponsor benches. It is also possible for groups of
individuals to pool their money or hold fundraisers to
collect the money to sponsor a bench.
is up to the sponsoring individual or group, whether or
not they are mentioned on the dedication plaque that is
affixed to the bench.
the future, there may be other memorial options available at
the Trail of Heroes, but currently sponsoring a memorial
bench is the only available option.
memorial bench along the Trail of Heroes can be sponsored for
a donation of $500. If you are interested, please
contact the KCPD's Capital Improvements Unit at