Memorial Fund Names New CEO
Marcia Ferranto has joined the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as the new Chief Executive Officer! Ms. Ferranto has more than 20 years of executive leadership in business and non-profit organizations. Her previous positions include CEO of both the National Court Reporters Association and Women’s Transportation Seminar International and its related Foundation. She also served as Executive Director of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation and was an influential leader in the transformation of the Delaware Art Museum. Please welcome Ms. Ferranto to the Memorial Fund!
Officer Fatality Update
Total Fatalities Down 25%
Total officer fatalities comparing January 1 through August 29, 2019 vs. January 1 through August 29, 2018
The Memorial Fund serves as a nationwide clearinghouse of information and statistics on law enforcement line-of-duty deaths. Our Research Department maintains a comprehensive fatality database, and we publish regular Fatalities Reports examining trends and issues in officer fatalities. Check out more officer safety-related content.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Event
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Honoring an Officer at Run for the Badge
If you register for the Run for the Badge 5K by September 11, you will have the opportunity to honor someone on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on October 12, the day of the race. A rose will be placed on your behalf on the top of the wall panel where your officer’s name is engraved. Just add the name in the space provided during online registration for the race. If you’ve already registered, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the officer you’d like to be honored with a rose.
Karen P. Tandy Appointed New Chairwoman of Board
Karen P. Tandy
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen P. Tandy as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Tandy replaces Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who is stepping down after three and a half years as Chairman of the Memorial Fund Board.
Please join us on September 11 as we remember the 72 law enforcement officers we lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. We continue to remember their sacrifice, as well as the that of the officers we continue to lose every year from illnesses relating to search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. We honor them by remembering their names.