Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

George G. Gresham


Length of Service:
13 Years

Date of Injury:
April 8, 1920

Date of Death:
April 8, 1920

Location of Incident:
Terry @ Eighteenth Streets

Mount Olivet Cemetery

On April 7, 1920, Officer Gresham was working his beat in the area known as "Irish Town." That evening, he encountered a man under he influence of narcotics. The man was armed and was shooting at pedestrians, cars, and eventually, at Officer Gresham. One woman was wounded and the man escaped.

On April 8, Officer Gresham was again on his beat. After telephoning the station, he began walking to a streetcar location to go home for the day. While enroute, he noticed the man from the previous day crouched by a telephone pole. When he shined his flashlight on the man, the man opened fire, shooting Officer Gresham three times. Officer Gresham died at the scene.

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