Saturday, May 1, 2010

Theme Day: Statues

The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Memorial is located in Wesley Bolin Plaza, the park in front of the Arizona State Capitol. This memorial to canine peace officers (commonly known as K-9’s) was dedicated on April 7th, 2006. The bronze German Sheperd was sculpted by artist Jeff Carol Davenport. At the dedication ceremony, all the K-9 handlers throughout the state and their dogs were present. That must have been something to see.


14 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have never seen this statue, even though I have been to Wesley Bolin Plaza frequently. I don't think I have ever seen a statue of a K-9 dog.

In view of Arizona's history of cavalry forts, on the thumbnail I thought this might be a statue of Rin Tin Tin, but I date myself as being old enough to remember the Rin Tin TIn TV show.

Birdman said...

Interesting subject.

brattcat said...

Love the way you've composed this with a background of emerging greenery.

JM said...

Dogs surely deserve this!
David mentioned Rin Tin Tin and now I have a smile on my face! :-)

Kate said...

A PERFECT choice for today, and a wonderful way to honour our canine heroes.

Hilda said...

How wonderful to have a memorial for K-9s. A loving and sweet choice, Sharon.

lv2scpbk said...

I love dogs whether real or a statue. My favorite animals.

My blog is here Barb's Blog Hope you can take a look. Happy theme day!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting choice for theme day i never new of this statue

cieldequimper said...

That's a very original statue! Great!

Magpie said...

Great statue for the theme. It's good we honor these brave animals.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jarart said...

This is a great post for the theme day and a wonderful tribute to an amazing animal.

Jilly said...

A beautiful sculpture and as you say must have been something to see at the dedication ceremony. I'd have been in tears, I'm sure!

Tracy said...

I didn't know that statue existed. Very cool.

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