The first half of the Trail of Heroes is devoted to Kansas City Missouri Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.  The second half of the trail is devoted to members of the Police Department who have passed away off-duty or after their retirement.

Anyone 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.

It is up to the sponsoring individual or group, whether or not they are mentioned on the dedication plaque that is affixed to the bench.

In 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. 

A 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 contact@trailofheroes.com or 816-581-0682.