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Firefighters Memorial (The Protector)

Photo Credits:  Larry Ferguson © 2010
Finished in 2009

by: Matthew J. Placzek
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 8' x 5' x 4'
Owner: City of Omaha


Lewis & Clark Landing 515 Riverfront Drive


Figure in bronze depicting a firefighter

Additional Information

This original bronze sculpture is a memorial to Omaha’s fallen firefighters. Each of the 55 men who lost their lives protecting the Omaha community is recognized with a bronze plaque located within the memorial. The monument commemorates the courageous acts and lives given in the line of duty. “The Protector” was donated by Firefighters Union 385.