Message from the Chief Executive Officer
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has been serving as this nation's preeminent organization for honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. With our beautiful campus in Washington, DC, stretching across E street, the Memorial and the National Law Enforcement Museum have become a center for respect, honor, and remembrance.
It has been more than a year since the Museum doors opened to immersive exhibits and incredible programming that ties together the law enforcement experience with what it is to be part of the American fabric as a citizen, and how our stories are woven together.
After a visitor learns about the history of law enforcement and becomes fully immersed in what it means to be an officer in America, the journey across the street from the Museum to the Memorial is one of deep reflection. One can pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice from a fully immersed and educated standpoint.
It is a new day for our organization, and I am very proud to bring our mission pillars together as the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. This newsletter, Rose and Shield Insider, is your access to the opportunities, stories, and information that will keep you close to our community.
Congratulations and Thank You to the Officer of the Month
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has selected Officer Mitchel Porter, Layton (UT) Police Department, as the April Officer of the Month for his exemplary efforts in going above and beyond the call of duty in his work. Our nation thanks you!
Read more about Officer Porter
Special Event June 24
June 24, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT, Participate on Zoom
Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for a special exploration of the PBS documentary The Definition of Insanity. The film chronicles the Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project, an innovative prison diversion program.
This free event was made possible by Target.
Learn more and register
Officer Fatality Update
As of June 1, 2020, total officer fatalities are down 21 percent comparing January 1 through June 1, 2020, vs. January 1 through June 1, 2019.
The Candle Seen Around the World
When the global health crisis resulted in the restrictions of large gatherings, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum had less than two months to ensure that the fallen officers were still respected, honored, and remembered. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how the 2020 virtual Candlelight Vigil has reached more than 400,000 people.
Museum and Memorial Gift Shop Online
Gifts and products previously only available at the Museum Gift Shop are now available at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum online store for the first time. In addition, popular items from years past have also been added to the online store. Many items are available in limited quantities, so shop now while supplies last!
Harley Davidson Raffle Extended —
This Bike Could Be Yours!
Raffle tickets are now available to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition® to benefit the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, which means you still have a chance to have this custom-built motorcycle in your own driveway!
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 on October 11, 2020, at Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC. (Winner does not need to be present)
Facial Recognition: A New Normal Now Available in Replay
In April, more than 800 people attended a virtual panel discussion about facial recognition technology. The event kicked off with a special introduction by William J. Bratton, former New York City Police Commissioner, and was followed by expert information regarding the pros and cons of its use, applications during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, normalizing surveillance in public spaces, the need for effective and efficient law enforcement tools in the digital age, ethnic bias and privacy concerns, and legal accountability and oversight.
Watch the replay