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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:

  • 2020 Officer Fatality Report and Programs: Releases Jan. 11
  • Thank You to 2020 Donors and Supporters
  • Between Black and Blue: Complexity for Black law enforcement
  • Commemorative Coins: Discover the captivating designs
  • Museum Volunteers Sought
  • Gift Shop: Special savings on our warmest jackets
  • November Officer of Month Announced
  • Museum: Workshops!
  • Community Bulletin Board: Your ideas for community and law enforcement

2020 Year-End Officer Fatality Report to Release on Jan. 11, 2021 Followed by Three Daily Programs

Fatality Report

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the 2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report will be released. New this year: a series of critical programs will be held to provide lifesaving information of the highest relevance to our law enforcement officers, based on trends found in each of the leading line-of-duty death categories.

Each program will include resources and strategies for officers before, during, and after events and will be live streamed across multiple platforms to provide the greatest level of accessibility to our law enforcement community. Make sure these events are on your calendar; click below to register.


Thank You to 2020 Donors and Supporters

Thank You!

The year 2020 was difficult for so many of us—especially law enforcement officers. It also demonstrated that our mission matters more than ever. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is grateful to all of our donors and supporters for standing with us last year—thank you. Because of your generosity, we were able to:

  • Engrave the names of 307 law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty on the walls of the Memorial.
  • Host a nationwide virtual Candlelight Vigil to honor and remember these fallen men and women.
  • Launch a critical expansion and restoration project of the Memorial provide additional wall space and maintain the hallowed grounds.
  • Hold monthly virtual events with well-known experts representing balanced perspectives on topics timely to the law enforcement community.
  • Deliver virtual Museum programs to scout groups and K-12 students.
  • Reach out to the local DC community, in partnership with local charities and religious organizations, and provide care kits and a meal to the homeless.
  • Maintain our database of nationwide law enforcement fatality statistics and publish mid-year and end-of-year reports.
  • Hold the virtual Destination Zero Conference for Officer Safety and Wellness.



Between Black and Blue: Complexity for Black Law Enforcement

February 25, 2021 2:00-4:00pm (EST)

Between Black and Blue

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives are working together to create discussions that will lead to better support for our Black law enforcement officers and encourage new recruits to join the force and protect our communities. This discussion will examine the potential “double backlash” facing Black police officers and pathways to changing the culture inside agencies that could result in a more positive perception of the law enforcement community.


Commemorative Coins from the US Mint: Pre-Order Soon!

Commemorative Coin

The United States Mint will soon begin accepting advance orders for the exclusive National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins. The coins will be produced in three denominations: gold coins, silver dollars, and half-dollar clad coins. A finite quantity of coins will be minted, so collectors and supporters are encouraged to pre-order. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coin will help endow programs and exhibits at the Memorial and Museum.

To be alerted on ordering information for the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coin, complete the following form:



Volunteers Sought for National Law Enforcement Museum Programs


The National Law Enforcement Museum is preparing new volunteer opportunities in 2021 for our supporters to engage with us. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with us, send us an email at the link below for more information!



Warm Up and Save at the Memorial & Museum Gift Shop

Gifts for Family

January Sale! These jackets are as warm as they are soft! Available in gray or black, and for women or men, these will be your favorite winter jackets. Treat yourself to one in each color!

Regularly $80; January Sale: $65.



Congratulations to November 2020 Officer of Month

OTM November 2020

Patrolman First Class Joseph “Jay” Cooper of the Havre de Grace (MD) Police Department has been named November 2020 Officer of the Month. PFC Cooper has shown exemplary commitment to his colleagues and his community throughout his tenure as an active, dedicated volunteer with Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center, a national wellness center for law enforcement and first responders. His commitment to his citizens is equally significant, as was shown on August 15, 2020, when he saved an autistic 10-year-old from possible drowning.



New Museum Workshops Available for Virtual Learning

Museum Workshops

As virtual learning efforts continue into the new year, let us help support your program! With the new year comes new workshops and a continued effort to educate students on the many facets of law enforcement jobs. From Forensic Pathology to Fingerprints and Impressions, we have a workshop that is STEM-learning based and fun! We also offer workshops on the history of different aspects of policing available to a variety of age groups.



National Community Bulletin Board: Your Ideas for Community Law Enforcement


How would you bridge the gaps between communities and law enforcement? Share your unique ideas and examples of programs from your community that will provide positive outcomes. Your contribution may be among the topics the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum brings to Congress, law enforcement, and civic groups to set the table for progressive, solution-based discussions.


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