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Memorial Rose & Shield | Museum Insider eNewsletter

Your monthly access to news, opportunities, and events at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum.

In this issue:

  • “The Badge” launches!
  • Policing the Coronavirus
  • September 11 Memorial
  • Officer of the Month
  • Fatality Report Update
  • Time tracking for Run for the Badge
  • Hidden Object: 1878 Coin Tester
  • Technology and Policing Guidelines

New App Provides Enhanced Memorial and Museum Experience!

The Badge mobile app

NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum is excited to offer “The Badge,” a mobile application for purchase in your Apple App store.

Features include:

  • Spotlight - Learn about fallen heroes and their careers.
  • Search - From 1794 to the present, find any one of the law enforcement heroes who gave their lives to serve our country.
  • Honor the Fallen - Leave a special, personal tribute for a specific officer or all fallen officers.
  • Stats & Facts - Learn about the Museum’s current and expanding collection through interesting articles that highlight the story of American law enforcement.


Equitable Policing During the Coronavirus Pandemic
September 9, 2020 at 2pm (EDT)


In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the role of police has expanded to include the enforcement of public-health safety regulations in congruence with local, state, and federal law. With citizens of their jurisdictions eager to escape quarantine and return to normal life, this has been a challenge.

Join us as the expert panel discusses the challenges of enforcing coronavirus regulations, the impact it has had across different communities, and how that has affected initiatives focused on more equitable policing.



9/11 Fallen Officers Memorial Service: Watch the Live Stream


Join us live on Facebook as we remember the deadliest day in law enforcement history at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. On September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America. In the years that followed, illnesses linked to the exposure to toxic materials that day have pushed the total to more than 350 line-of-duty deaths. Unfortunately, this number continues to rise. Use this virtual opportunity to pay your solemn respects at a special Memorial Service on Friday, September 11, at 8:15am (EDT) on Facebook. If you would like to light a candle in an officer’s memory, go to



Congratulations and Thank You to July Officer of Month

July Officer of the Month

K9 Officer Jonathan Wiese of the San Diego (CA) Police Department has been named July 2020 Officer of the Month for his quick actions and innovative thinking that lead to the rescue of two toddlers and their father, who had driven off a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean. Officer Wiese repurposed his partner's 100-foot leash to rappel down to the overturned truck and again to lift one of the children to safety.



Officer Fatality Update

Fatality Update

As of September 1, 2020, total officer fatalities are down 13 percent comparing January 1 through September 1, 2019, vs. January 1 through September 1, 2020.



Track Your Time for the National Run for the Badge 5K

COVID-19 Officer Fatalities

Register today for the National 2020 Run for the Badge 5K and get started on fundraising and mileage goals!

New this year:

  • 100% remote event to keep the participants and public safe during the health crisis
  • Special prizes for individuals and teams who reach different fundraising goals
  • Your training miles matter! Start tracking your miles as you run, walk, skip, or dance your way toward a 5k (or more) beginning September 10.
  • Submit your best time to rise to the top of the Leaderboard!
  • Submit every mile you run and be the first to accumulate 100k for a special reward!




Hidden Objects: Well-Balanced Pocket Change

Coin Tester

With current rumors of a coin shortage, perhaps we may soon need to re-institute the use of this coin tester from the National Law Enforcement Museum archives, circa 1878! The Museum has thousands of law enforcement artifacts; too many to display at once. We offer this blog to give you a peek into our archives.



Technology, Training, and New Policing Guidelines in America

Technology Training

Police executives are considering changes to how law enforcement will combat crime in an era of elevated scrutiny. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, in a letter to all personnel, acknowledged that officers must “fight crime differently…with less street-stops…while better utilizing data, intelligence, and all the technology at [our] disposal.” This panel event hosted by Thomson Reuters will highlight perspectives from prominent industry leaders and observers on the future of policing in America.


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Memorial and Museum Administrative Offices

Administrative offices for the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum are located in the National Law Enforcement Museum at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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.

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