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Memorial Rose & Shield eNewsletter

The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to tell the story of American law enforcement, honor the fallen and make it safer for those who serve.

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Memorial Fund Names New CEO

Marcia Ferranto

Marcia Ferranto

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%

Preliminary Fatalities

Total officer fatalities comparing January 1 through August 29, 2019 vs. January 1 through August 29, 2018

Officer Safety

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.

Texas Rangers Law Enforcement Appreciation Night


Law Enforcement Appreciation Event

Support Law Enforcement!

  9/11 7:10 pm Milwaukee Brewers at Miami Marlins Tickets
    9/13 7:05 pm Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Tickets


Honoring an Officer at Run for the Badge

Rose Placed

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 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

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.

Remembering 9/11

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.


The Museum

Visit the National Law Enforcement Museum

The Museum is dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience.

The Memorial

Visit 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.