The City of Tempe was incorporated in 1894 and soon after the first Town Marshall was appointed. Today, over 300 Tempe Police Officers serve over 170,000 citizens. The Police Department’s Motto is “Honor - Integrity - Loyalty - Dedication” and this motto serves as the backbone to this premier law enforcement agency. Since its formation, 5 Tempe Police Officers have been killed in the line of duty. This artwork is dedicated to their memory and the memory of all police officers who make the ultimate sacrifice.