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Freedom Through Safety

Client: Parker Police Department

Location: Parker, CO, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team


Adam Schultz

Dream Big Sculpture


Ron Combs

Parker Police Dept

Public Art Agent

city of Parker

city of parker


The powerful sculpture features a life-sized bronze eagle in flight, held aloft 14 feet in the air on two vertical stainless steel pillars. One pillar represents safety and the other symbolizes strength. The base of the sculpture includes a “circle of hands” — tiles pressed with handprints of local community members from young children to senior citizens, metaphorically representing the support and involvement of the community. Many of the local community members whose handprints are on the sculpture will be present at the dedication.


The committee wanted the sculpture to reflect a positive relationship that the Police Department has with the community,


There was a call for a project that would reflect the ideals of the Parker police Department and illustrate the positive relationship that they have with the community. After this design was selected, Adam worked with the Architect, Police Department, construction supervisor and the community.

Additional Information

The hand prints placed around the base are members of the community that were selected in a lottery.