ARIZONA FALLEN K9S PROJECT
Honor Fallen Police K9s in the State of Arizona
by promoting their selfless service to the community
Fiberglass Statues Installation
Public installation of at least 32 dog sculptures in the Phoenix metro area made of fiberglass (approximately 54” tall) in order to pay tribute to the police canines that assist officers to keep our communities safe.
ARIZONA FALLEN K9s PROJECT
Police canine teams in Arizona have become a highly effective tool, which has helped to advance the departments’ missions to keep our communities safe. These highly trained and specialized partners offer unique capabilities across various disciplines and are deployed throughout diverse operating environments. Police canines are an invaluable asset to detect explosives, narcotics, weapons, money, apprehend fugitives, find missing persons and detect the origin of fire. Unfortunately, in Arizona 32 Police Canines have died since 1974. As a tribute to these selfless heroes, the Arizona Fallen K9s Project is launching a public art campaign.
The campaign was conceived to memorialize these heroes while supporting the families of police officers who have been killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty through the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA)Charities. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be earmarked for Back The Blue Pet Rescue, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that assists Arizona’s retired public safety K9s with medical needs and Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association(ALECA) that maintains the Arizona Police Canine Memorial and Phoenix Police Museum.
AZ Fallen K9s Project is a public art installation benefiting PLEA Charities, Back The Blue Pet Rescue, ALECA and Phoenix Police Museum. The larger-thanlife police K9 statues will be placed at a location of the sponsor’s choice in the Phoenix metro area (i.e. the vestibule of a hotel, lobby of a corporate office, etc) for approximately 3 months with a written authorization from the property owner.
Fiberglass Statues Installation
The statues are sponsored by local companies or individuals and designed by local artists. A local artist would donate his or her time and talent to create an advertising piece out of it. When finished, the art piece will be placed at a location of the sponsor’s choice in the Phoenix metro area (i.e the vestibule of a hotel, lobby of a corporate office, etc.) for approximately 3 months with written authorization from the property owner.
Individual or Corporate
The name of the sponsor, along with the fallen K9’s name and the artist will be displayed on a metal plaque attached to the stand.
$2,000 – Blue Sponsors Name on plaque of sponsored K9 statue and identification on program website azfallenk9s.org.
$3,000 – Gold Sponsors A distinct painted gold/yellow dog collar on the K9 statue. Recognition in ALECA’s Desert Dog K9 trials or The Enforcer (police publication) magazines. Name on plaque of sponsored K9 statue and identification on program website azfallenk9s.org.
Spread the Word
By supporting this initiative, our public and private partnerships will provide the means to achieve the Project’s goals. It is a sign to all residents of our state that Phoenix’s corporate family and business leaders as well as individuals care about their police officers, their families and their four legged partners. Your support is a reminder that when troubled times arise, we come together as a family to provide comfort, support and protection for one another.