CDOT Memorial Program
History of the CDOT Memorial Program
The Memorial Program began in 1992 as an initiative of the CDOT Employee Council. Approximately 20 Council members and other CDOT employees worked for more than 18 months to identify Department of Highways (CDOH) and Department of Transportation employees who had died in the line of duty up to that time.
The first memorial ceremony, honoring 40 employees, was held April 20, 1995, at CDOT Headquarters in Denver. Family members and friends traveled from all over the nation to be in attendance that day.
There are currently 57 CDOH/CDOT employees who are honored and remembered in the Memorial Program. The CDOT Employee Council coordinates the program, providing memorial nameplates and conducting memorial ceremonies when desired by the families of employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The nameplates are displayed on the Department-wide plaque at CDOT Headquarters in Denver and within each region as well.
Remembrance Day is now a tradition that will continue over the years during National Work Zone Awareness Week in April.
The memorial is located at:
Colorado Department of Transportation, Headquarters
4201 E. Arkansas Avenue
Denver, CO 80222