Gov­ern­ment offi­cials paid homage to the police Thurs­day with the unveil­ing of a mon­u­ment pay­ing trib­ute to the men and women who died in the line of duty.

The mon­u­ment con­sists of a 20-foot tall gran­ite obelisk com­mem­o­rat­ing the insti­tu­tion of the police, and two walls which bear the names of almost 400 police offi­cers who gave the ulti­mate sac­ri­fice. The mon­u­ment was erect­ed on the Capi­tol Building’s south side, near the President’s Walk and the Vet­er­ans Mon­u­ment