To Serve and Protect - CODAworx

To Serve and Protect

Submitted by Swanson Stone


Client: City of Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Art Commission

Location: Kansas City, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Frank Swanson

Swanson Stone

Public Art Agent

Elizabeth Bowman

City of Kansas City, MO


To serve and protect are lofty goals, and to complete this mission, the police force must mold itself to the needs and nuances of the community it serves. This sculpture is designed to relate to and reflect the relationship between those who are working in law enforcement and the community they serve and protect. The sculpture starts as a single block of stone that is shaped and then cut into three interlocking pieces. These three pieces fit together as one unit, representing the family of police and community and their direct relationship with each other.

Additional Information

Medium: Minnesota Mesabi Black, Dimensions: 7’ x 13’ x 7’