Sign up for Run For the Badge 5K
We’re less than two weeks away from the Run for the Badge 5K and if you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late! Additionally, if you registered after Friday, Sept. 27, you are eligible to receive a Museum Groundbreaking Commemorative Coin (while supplies last). So whether you’re joining us in person or virtually, we hope you will participate in this great event on October 12 that benefits the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and National Law Enforcement Museum. Register now!
Officer Fatality Update
Total Fatalities Down 25%
Total officer fatalities comparing January 1 through September 30, 2019 vs. January 1 through September 30, 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 the Quarterly Officer Fatality Report.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Event
Support Law Enforcement!
On September 11, Memorial Fund Board members, staff and 9/11 survivors held a remembrance ceremony and wreathlaying at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to honor 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. You can watch the ceremony on YouTube.
Crimes (Un)Cased: The Queen of Diamonds
Until October 6, the National Law Enforcement Museum is hosting a one-of-a-kind experience: The Queen of Diamonds. Learn how you can play the part of a detective to solve the crime, catch the Queen, and be entered to win $25,000. Time is running out, so stop by the Museum and take a chance at cracking the case today.
Destination Zero at IACP
Will you be attending Destination Zero at IACP in Chicago this year? Stop by the Destination Zero booth from October 26-30 (Booth #4600) to learn more about the program designed to help agencies improve the health and safety of law enforcement officers across the country, from agent to correctional officer, from trooper to patrolman, from sheriff to constable; Destination Zero is searching for programs that benefit all.