Message from the Chief Executive Officer
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.
Officer Fatality Update
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
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.
Officers 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
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.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Night
Washington Capitals host the Winnipeg Jets on February 25, 2020
Support law enforcement while enjoying the game! Tickets start at $49 and include a CAPS T-Shirt and a limited edition CAPS challenge coin.
Memorial Fund Headquarters Moved to Museum!
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.
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
February 22, 2020 | 1pm
Science Saturday: Thread of Evidence: Exploring the Science of Fibers and Textiles
March 18, 2020 | 6pm Special Event
Conversation: Breaking the Blue Ceiling - Attracting, retaining,and advancing women in law enforcement