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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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In this issue:

  • Candlelight Vigil is now virtual
  • Light a Virtual Candle
  • Win a Harley!
  • Officers of the Month Announced
  • Officer Fatality Update
  • How to Keep Law Enforcement Safe During COVID-19 Crisis

2020 Candlelight Vigil Will Be Virtual

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

The current crisis that our nation and the world is facing has resulted in the cancelation of public gatherings in DC during National Police Week 2020. However, this will not deter us from honoring the fallen whose names will be etched on the Memorial this spring. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will host a virtual Candlelight Vigil that can be watched from anywhere in the world.

Learn more.


Light a Virtual Candle for Our Law Enforcement

Light a Virtual Candle

Our active law enforcement heroes are on the front lines every day during the current COVID-19 global pandemic. While they are protecting and serving us, they, too, are falling victim to the virus at a rapid pace. UNITED BY LIGHT is our opportunity to embrace the spirit of the Candlelight Vigil from anywhere at any time. By lighting a candle today and leaving a message of hope, honor, and respect, you will help us remember our fallen heroes and honor active officers who continue to protect and serve us.

Light a virtual candle now.


Congratulations and Thank You to the Officers of the Month

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has selected the following officers for their exemplary efforts in going above and beyond the call of duty in their work. Our nation thanks you!

January 2020 Officer of the Month

Patrol Officer Randy Rodriguez

Patrol Officer Randy Rodriguez | California Highway Patrol

February 2020 Officer of the Month

Corporal David Wagoner

Corporal David Wagoner | Maryland State Police

March 2020 Officers of the Month

Sergeant James Jennings, Officer Natalie Eucce and Corporal Seay Floyd

Sergeant James Jennings, Officer Natalie Eucce and Corporal Seay Floyd | Fayetteville (AR) Police Department

Win this Harley-Davidson

Win this Harley!

Raffle tickets are now available to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition® to benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum! Buy two or more raffle tickets and get a free commemorative Harley T-shirt while supplies last. Each raffle ticket is $25 and only available online. The winning ticket will be randomly selected online at 4:00pm (ET) on May 14, 2020, at Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC. (Winner does not need to be present).

Purchase Tickets | Learn more

Officer Fatality Update

Preliminary Officer Fatalities

As of April 1, 2020, total officer fatalities are down 25 percent comparing January 1 through April 1, 2020, vs. January 1 through April 1, 2019.

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 quarterly fatalities reports examining trends and issues in officer fatalities.

Learn more.

Keeping Law Enforcement Safe during the COVID-19 Crisis

Keeping officers safe

While many of us are waiting out the Coronavirus scare, our nation’s 900,000 law enforcement officers are on the front lines, still working to keep our communities safe. From the moment you call for help to when officers arrive, there are ways you can help keep them safe.

Learn how.


The Museum

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

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.