Story Behind the Policeman Sculpture in Friendship Heights Village
The statue was erected in the year 2000 by the Village of Friendship Heights.
The statue depicts and honors longtime Friendship Heights resident Colonel James S. McAuliffe Sr., who was a police officer for 42 years, and the Montgomery County Police Chief for 16 years.
The bronze statue faces towards the intersection of South Park Avenue and The Hills Plaza. It also serves as an excellent reminder for passing vehicles to stop for pedestrians at the crosswalk.
By Tom Merritt