The Safekeepers Shrine was designed by local artists to honor the selfless service and sacrifice of all York County First Responders. Standing over 14 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the memorial features a 65 square-foot multi-layered glass panel that depicts the silhouettes, shapes and symbols of badges and other insignia of first responders and sits in a slab of granite that is permanently imprinted with the names of first responders York County has lost since 1904.
That year, three members of the Vigilant Fire Company – John H. Saltzgiver, Horace F. Strine and Lewis M. Strubinger – died on duty together on April 6th.
We also hold a Law Enforcement Community Remembrance in May. We invite you and your family to attend this event and take time to get to know the officers in your community and reflect on the sacrifice of the first responders who bravely gave their lives in the line of duty.