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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:

  • Get ready to Run for the Badge!
  • Thought-Provoking Museum Events This Month
  • Memorial Service on Sunday, October 11
  • August Officer of the Month
  • LAST CHANCE Custom Harley Davidson Raffle
  • Officer Fatality Update
  • Nominations Open: 2021 Destination Zero Awards
  • Limited-Edition Jonny Castro Art
  • Bundle Up with Gift Shop Merchandise

Awards Ceremony—National Run for the Badge 5K


The excitement is building for the National Run for the Badge 5K as more than 1,300 participants around the country so far are logging their miles, posting their best times, and gathering donations to show their support for law enforcement officers past and present!

LIVE EVENT: Join the Happy Hour with Coach Tammy and Tyauna Brown, Director of Events, on Thursday, October 8 at 4pm on Facebook Live. They will offer tips for success and share a smoothie recipe that is perfect for post-race cool down. Learn last-minute logistics and ask every question you still have about a strong finish for the 2020 National Run for the Badge.

Participants: Be sure to submit your running, walking, and fundraising stats by 3:00pm (EDT) to be tallied for the AWARDS PRESENTATION happening at 5pm (EDT) on Saturday, Oct. 10 via Facebook Live!



Compelling Events this Month


Crisis and Homeless Intervention Strategies: Paths to Progress and Understanding

Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the depth and severity of the nation’s homelessness crisis. As first responders, law enforcement officers are frequently dispatched to address situations involving homelessness-related health emergencies or public safety challenges.

Join us as the expert panel discusses the challenges of enforcing coronavirus regulations. Collaboration between law enforcement and community homelessness services is needed to better address the core issues at hand. This panel discussion is intended to discuss these collaborative efforts and gain an understanding of unsheltered homelessness while working to reduce related contact with the criminal justice system. Register to join us October 7 at 2pm EDT.




Preventing Death by Suicide: A Chief-to-Chief Leadership Wellness Discussion

Suicide prevention is a major concern within law enforcement. Programs are being created across the country on how to help our officers and their families through health and wellness programs, as well as exploring other avenues to prevent this type of tragedy. Register to join us October 14 at 2pm (EDT).



Memorial Service and Reading of Names

COVID-19 Officer Fatalities

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is honoring those who serve as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with a Weekend of Remembrance. The weekend will begin with the National Run for the Badge 5K on October 10.

On Sunday, October 11 at 10am (EDT), a memorial service will be broadcast live via Facebook from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where representatives from the Police Unity Tour will read the 307 names that were added to the Memorial’s walls in 2020. This will be a traditional police ceremony, featuring the Arlington County (VA) Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard.



Congratulations and Thank You to August Officer of Month

August Officer of the Month

Patrol Lieutenant David Grogan of the Deptford Township (NJ) Police Department has been named the August 2020 Officer of the Month.

On May 16, 2020, Deptford Township (NJ) police responded to a report of a fire at an apartment building. Lt. Grogan crawled onto the balcony of a burning apartment, pulled out a resident in distress, and helped lower her onto a firetruck ladder where she was taken to safety.

“Lieutenant Grogan showed a high level of bravery by entering a burning building to rescue two residents,” stated Acting Chief of Police Frank Newkirk. “Those residents might not have survived if not for Lieutenant Grogan’s bravery.”



LAST CHANCE Harley Davidson Raffle — Drawing on October 11, 2020

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This bike could be yours! Raffle tickets are still available to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition® to benefit the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, which means you still have a chance to have this custom-built motorcycle in your own driveway!

Buy two or more raffle tickets and get a free commemorative Harley t-shirt (while supplies last). Each raffle ticket is $25 and only available online. The winning ticket will be randomly selected on October 11, 2020, at Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC. (Winner does not need to be present)



Officer Fatality Update YTD

Fatality Update

As of October 1, 2020, total officer fatalities are up eight percent comparing January 1 through October 1, 2019, vs. January 1 through October 1, 2020.



Now Open: 2021 Nominations for Annual Safety and Wellness Awards

Destination Zero Nominations

Has your agency reduced officer-involved crashes, increased participation in officer wellness training, or saved more citizens’ lives with innovative tactics or manpower allocation? Apply for the 2021 Destination Zero National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards! Get recognition for your program AND share the transferable strategies with agencies across the country.

Categories for award consideration include:

  • General Officer Safety
  • Officer Traffic Safety
  • Officer Wellness
  • Comprehensive Safety

To submit you agency’s program, go to and click on the “Submit your Program” icon in the upper right corner. Once we receive your information, a senior DZ staff member will contact you to assist with your formal submission from start to finish.

Deadline for final program submissions is December 31, 2020.



Limited-Edition Jonny Castro Print Benefits NLEM&M

Destination Zero Nominations

If you've never heard of Jonny Castro or visited Jonny Castro Art, it is time to take note. This talented officer from Philadelphia creates portraits of the fallen, and he created this beautiful painting, commissioned by Motorola Solutions, of one of the iconic lion statues at the Memorial.

Jonny and Motorola have agreed to share this piece with the world by making 11” x 14” prints for sale to benefit the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Be advised that these prints will only be available for a limited time.



Bundle-Up this Fall with this Gift Shop Bundle

Destination Zero Nominations

Keep warm inside and out with this special bundle that includes a tumbler that holds 25 ounces of your favorite beverage, a cozy fleece 52” x 64” blanket, and a sturdy navy-blue tote to carry it all in! Individually, these would cost $21, but our special Fall Bundle price is $15.00.

Get yours while the price is hot and before the temperature drops!


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