Virginia Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, Capitol Square, Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Public Safety Foundation was started in 1993 to serve Virginia's first responders and their families, providing crisis financial support when it's needed most. The memorial honors all first responders; Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and other Public Safety Workers. The memorial was dedicated in 2014. The memorial is located Adjacent to Richmond's Capitol Square, south of the Patrick Henry Building (1111 East Broad Street) and near Virginia's Executive Building.