As proud partners of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, we want to bring daily awareness to National Police Week 2020 by recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers in our communities. We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you for the continued dedication of law enforcement officers during these troubling times for our country.
The Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse. More recently, the Memorial Fund has built the National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research, and education. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is also a leader within the National Police week with community outreach.
National Police Week was established in 1962 by President Kennedy as a week to pay special recognition to those officers who have unfortunately lost their lives in the line of duty. On May 13th, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern, 307 names of officers killed in the line of duty will be engraved and memorialized on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial adding to the nearly 22,000 already there. The names of these brave officers will each be read aloud in remembrance. You can join us in honoring the fallen by lighting a virtual candle on the NLEOMF website.
Purchase a Virtual Candle Here: https://nleomf.org/virtual-candle