Public Safety Memorials


Sculptor Robert Shure’s ultimate mission when designing and creating a memorial to honor those that have sacrificed their lives for the well-being of others is also to help provide closure for those who have lost loved ones. These sculptures represent the heroes of Public Safety with pride and dignity as well as providing a peaceful setting for remembrance and reflection. Robert Shure and Skylight Studios, Inc. have been committed to commemorating our public servants from the military branches, police forces, fire departments and other special forces.

 

Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial

In honor of all Massachusetts firefighters, this monumental sculpture is on the grounds of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The firefighters were designed in a circular composition and are in action and working as a team. They are installed on a polished, black granite Maltese Cross which is surrounded by The Ring of Honor. There is a series of granite pavers inscribed with the names of deceased firefighters who have proudly served their communities. The Memorial includes walkways, gardens, a water feature engraved with the Firefighter’s Prayer, and a ceremonial bell. Annual services are held at the Memorial on September 11th.

MA Fallen Firefighters Memorial

MA Fallen Firefighters Memorial

MA Fallen Firefighters Close-Up

MA Fallen Firefighters Close-Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze Figure Detail

Bronze Figure Detail

Bronze Figure Detail

Bronze Figure Detail

Bronze Figure Detail

Bronze Figure Detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Model

Clay Model

Inscriptions

Inscriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In Tribute to Boston Police Officers

In Tribute to Boston Police Officers

In Tribute to Boston Police Officers

The Memorial plaza is located on the grounds of the Boston Police Headquarters. A bronze, stainless steel, and granite Timeline shows a pictorial chronicle of the history of America’s first and oldest police department. This relief sculpture, combined with text, earmarks historic events spanning from the Colonial era to the present. Centered within the Memorial site is an allegorical sculpture with a blue LED eternal flame that is lit 24/7. The mission of the Boston Police officers is cast in bronze and set on a stone, flanked by two flagpoles.

Flame

Flame

Timeline

Timeline

Shield

Shield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norwood Firefighters Memorial – Norwood, MA

Norwood Firefighters Memorial

Norwood Firefighters Memorial

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 14-foot-high Memorial was dedicated in 2001 at the Highland Cemetery. It is a tribute to Norwood firefighters past, present, and future. The Department affectionately named the statue “Big Jake” and he stands high, serene, determined, and dedicated. The Mountain Rose granite base is inscribed with the Firefighter’s Prayer.

 

 

 

DiNapoli Police Memorial – Holyoke, MA

Clay Model

Clay Model

DiNapoli Police Memorial

DiNapoli Police Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        John DiNapoli was a 22 year veteran of the Holyoke Police Force when he was shot and killed as he was following a suspect. During his career as an officer, John always gave back to the community and he was well-known and liked by many. He is remembered in bronze and shown with two children. The sculpture, located at Heritage State Park, is a tribute to Officer DiNapoli and Officers John Driscoll and James Gatzounas who also gave their lives in the line of duty.

 

 

Strand Theatre Fire Memorial

Strand Theatre Fire Memorial

Strand Theatre Fire Memorial – Brockton, MA

67 years ago, 13 Brockton firefighters lost their lives in this tragedy. The event remains one of the worst disasters and loss of life of firefighters in the country. The names of all 13 are inscribed and gold-leafed in the front of the polished granite base. The statue is a serene and solemn reminder of their service and sacrifice.

 

 

Base

Base

Detail

Detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Shure has worked with many other agencies and public safety departments to design memorials that give tribute to their members:

In Tribute to Firefighters and Police at International Place – Boston, MA

Clay Model of Police Relief

Clay Model of Police Relief

Dedication

Dedication

Clay Model of Firefighters Relief

Clay Model of Firefighters Relief