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Memorial Rose & Shield eNewsletter

The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to tell the story of American law enforcement, honor the fallen, and make it safer for those who serve.

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Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Marcia Ferranto

My first six months as the CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum have been nothing short of remarkable. From the incredible members of the law enforcement and survivor communities that I’ve been so blessed to engage with, to the numerous organizations that come through our campus weekly to honor the fallen and explore the depth and breadth of the law enforcement world at the Museum, each and every day I experience moments that underscore why the Memorial and Museum are of critical importance to our nation.


As I walk the pathway through the Memorial at the beginning of each day, I think of you and your support of our mission. This community is nothing short of astonishing, and I am grateful for your engagement with us.



 Marcia Ferranto Sig

Marcia Ferranto



Officer Fatality Update

Preliminary Fatalities

Total officer fatalities comparing January 1 through February 7, 2020, vs. January 1 through February 7, 2019

At the end of December we released the 2019 Preliminary End-of-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report, which reported that 128 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing an 18% decrease over the 157 officers who died in the line of duty in 2018.

You can find the full report here.

Help Us Tell Your Story

Stand With Honor

Behind every law enforcement officer is an untold story of honor. Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum’s Stand With Honor community, and let your stories be our legacy. As part of the community, your story will be shared on the website and within the Museum itself. Stand With Honor members also receive special event opportunities, free admission to the Museum, and a discount at the Museum store.

Join today.

Officers of the Month - 2019

Officer of the Month 2019

Each month, officers across the country are recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is pleased to announce the 2019 Officers of the Month. These officers were nominated by their communities and law enforcement departments for actions that went above and beyond the scope of their regular law enforcement duties. They include acts of heroism and bravery, human kindness and self-sacrifice.

Learn more about who they are and read about their noteworthy actions.


Save the Dates

Police Week May 10 - May 16, 2020

Candlelight Vigil

Each year on May 13, the Memorial Fund honors our fallen law enforcement heroes at the annual Candlelight Vigil—a signature event of National Police Week in Washington, DC. During the Candlelight Vigil, fallen officers whose names were engraved on the Memorial’s walls that spring are formally dedicated. Check our Calendar of Events often for event updates.

Learn more

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Washington Capitals host the Winnipeg Jets on February 25, 2020

Washington Capitals

Support law enforcement while enjoying the game! Tickets start at $49 and include a CAPS T-Shirt and a limited edition CAPS challenge coin.

Learn more

Memorial Fund Headquarters Moved to Museum!

Headquarters moved into Museum offices

As of February of 2020, you will find the Memorial Fund Headquarters inside the National Law Enforcement Museum. Come visit and see all the exhibits, interactive displays, and artifacts. Bring your friends and family and share some of the first-hand experiences of law enforcement.

Visit the Museum.


Upcoming Events

Rising in the Ranks

February 13, 2020 | 6pm  Special Event

Witness: Rising in the Ranks - The ascent of African American law enforcement leaders and their impact on the community

Learn more


Science Saturday

February 22, 2020 | 1pm

Science Saturday: Thread of Evidence: Exploring the Science of Fibers and Textiles

Learn more


Breaking the Blue Ceiling

March 18, 2020 | 6pm Special Event

Conversation: Breaking the Blue Ceiling - Attracting, retaining,and advancing women in law enforcement

Learn more

The Museum

National Law Enforcement Museum

The Museum is dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience.

The Memorial

The Memorial

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors fallen peace officers by permanently recording and commemorating their service and sacrifice.

Search for a fallen officer

Search for a Fallen Officer

A place to honor officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.