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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:

  • Black Trailblazers in Blue: Black History Month blog series
  • Between Black and Blue: Complexity for Black law enforcement
  • Product Showcase: National Police Week expo for officer safety and wellness
  • Commemorative Coins: Order yours now from the U.S. Mint
  • December Officers of the Month: Six officers saved Nashville and each other
  • The Female Force Empowering Women in Law Enforcement March 25
  • Fatalities Update: Year-to-date statistics for 2021
  • NLEMM Gift Shop: Helping you stay warm and collected

Special Black History Month Blog Series: Black Trailblazers in Blue

Lt. Samuel Battle

In partnership with the National Black Police Association, a dynamic series of blog articles, “Black Trailblazers in Blue,” will celebrate the triumphs of Black leaders in law enforcement. The National Law Enforcement Museum blog, On the Beat, will feature the stories of 28 black law enforcement leaders and highlight their contributions to the profession. The subjects of the stories will be pulled from history as well as current affairs, featuring individuals who shaped the practice of policing as well as groups who made or continually make a contribution to the profession.



Between Black and Blue: Complexity for Black Law Enforcement

February 25, 2021 2:00-3:30pm (EST)

Between Black and Blue

Together with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the National Law Enforcement Museum is holding a special event on Feb. 25 at 2:00pm EST that seeks to uncover ways to support black law enforcement officers and encourage new recruits to join the force and protect our communities. This panel 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.


New! Product Showcase for Officer Safety and Wellness

Product Showcase

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is launching a week-long product showcase to connect the companies who create officer safety and wellness products and services to the law enforcement communities they serve. The Product Showcase will take place virtually across multiple web and social platforms during National Police Week, May 9-15, 2021.

Registration is open for vendors whose products are intended to serve law enforcement officers in their work.


Commemorative Coins from the US Mint: Pre-Order now with special introductory pricing!

Commemorative Coin

The U.S. Mint has begun accepting orders for the exclusive National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins, with special introductory pricing through March 1, 2021.

A finite quantity of coins will be minted, so collectors and supporters are encouraged to preorder. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coin will help endow programs and exhibits at the Museum.



Congratulations to December 2020 Officers of Month

December 2020 Officers of the Month

We are pleased to announce that the December Officers of the Month are Metropolitan Nashville (TN) Police Department's Officer James Luellen, Officer Brenna Hosey, Officer James Wells, Officer Michael Sipos, Officer Amanda Topping and Sergeant Timothy Miller.

The officers, now known as the “Nashville 6,” initially responded to report of shots fired in the downtown area of Nashville on December 25, 2020. On arrival, they encountered a recreational vehicle broadcasting a warning message, “if you can hear this message, evacuate now." The officers quickly took to evacuation of the nearby buildings, where some residents were found. Minutes later the vehicle exploded, wreaking havoc on the usually busy downtown area.



The Female Force: Empowering Women in Law Enforcement

The Female Force

This National Law Enforcement Museum event will focus on why we need to increase the number of women working in law enforcement. How do women contribute in ways that differ from their male colleagues? What strengths do women bring to the field and how do they impact the safety of officers and the communities they serve? Join us on March 25, 2021, at 2pm EST for a discussion that will continue to build from the stories and insights shared during our Breaking the Blue Ceiling program in December of 2020.



Fatalities Update

2021 Preliminary Officer Fatalities

As of February 1, 2021, total officer fatalities are up 25% comparing January 1 through February 1, 2021, vs. January 1 through February 1, 2020.



Special Collections at the NLEMM Gift Shop

Gifts for Family

The Memorial and Museum Gift Shop has you covered for the new year! Keep warm with our customized clothing and complete your badge and coin collection with the Inaugural Security Team commemoratives.

New: cozy flannel pajama pants. Current favorite: warm zippered hoodie


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