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Memorial Rose & Shield | Museum Insider eNewsletter

Your monthly access to news, opportunities, and events at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum.

In this issue:

  • Run for the Badge is Nationwide
  • Spotlight on Anti-Bias Programs
  • Your Ideas are Needed
  • Officer of the Month
  • Fatality Report Update
  • Law Enforcement and COVID-19
  • Tell Your Story
  • ReLEntless Defender Exclusive
  • Keeping Officers Off the Wall

2020 Run for Badge 5k Takes Place Remotely Nationwide

National Run for the Badge

On October 10, join runners, walkers, hikers, and bikers across the U.S. as we raise awareness and funding in support of law enforcement past and present! The 2020 Run for the Badge 5k will be held as a nationwide virtual event to keep participants safe during the pandemic.

Participate as an individual, start a team, or join a friend's team.

Enjoy rewards for fundraising goals, fastest 5K’ers, and more!

Sign up today to support the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum from anywhere in the world!


Panel: Spotlight on Anti-Bias Programs August 10, 2020 at 2pm (EDT)


Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for a compelling panel discussion on the evolution and challenges of anti-bias training in the United States. The expert panelists will share solutions to meet the special needs being faced for enhanced training regimens in police academies.



National Community Bulletin Board: We Want Your Ideas

Community Bulletin Board

How would you bridge the gaps between communities and law enforcement? Share your unique ideas and examples of programs from your community that will provide positive outcomes. Your contribution may be among the topics the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum brings to Congress, law enforcement, and civic groups to set the table for progressive, solution-based discussions.



Congratulations and Thank You to June Officer of Month

June Officer of the Month

Sheriff Christopher R. Swanson, Genesee County (MI) Sheriff’s Office, has been named June 2020 Officer of the Month for the leadership, courage and integrity he demonstrated in the midst of an emotional protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

“While the world is watching how law enforcement behaves, the statements, actions, and commitment to community that he demonstrated makes us proud to honor Sheriff Swanson as Officer of the Month,” stated Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.



Officer Fatality Update

Fatality Update

As of August 3, 2020, total officer fatalities are down 14 percent comparing January 1 through August 3, 2019, vs. January 1 through August 3, 2020.



Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Officer Fatalities

As the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement officers are especially vulnerable to contracting the potentially deadly virus. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum recognizes COVID-19 will have a major impact on the number of line-of-duty deaths. COVID-19 is poised to surpass all other causes of officer line-of-duty deaths by the end of the year.



Join Stand With Honor: Tell Your Personal Story

Stand With Honor

Stand With Honor was developed to let the world know exactly who is behind that badge. By joining, you can share your unique story for publication on the Stand With Honor website and at the National Law Enforcement Museum. Stand With Honor members enjoy free entry to the Museum, special invitations to events, discounts and more. Join and tell the world your story.



EXCLUSIVE ReLEntless Defender® Tees Have Arrived

ReLEntless Defender® Tees

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is pleased to announce a partnership with ReLEntless Defender®, a police-veteran-owned clothing company dedicated to providing the highest quality police apparel for those who protect and serve! We are grateful for their continued, generous support.



Keeping Officers Off the Wall

ReLEntless Defender® Tees

Sixty-five officers were reported as line-of-duty deaths in the 2020 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report in June. With 53 more COVID-19 deaths pending investigation, the virus is poised to be the single highest cause of line-of-duty deaths for 2020.

Upon release of the Mid-Year Report, the Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum held a virtual event to review and discuss the data and offer practical tactics for prevention with a panel of law enforcement and officer safety and wellness experts including a pair of Destination Zero National Officer Safety and Wellness winners, a medical doctor discussing physical health and well-being and a psychologist addressing mental health issues in policing.



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The Memorial

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