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Hallowed Ground

June 11, 2010

The sight of thousands of candles in the darkness of the memorial plaza and the surrounding streets is beautiful, mournful, and powerful.

Target Receives Award from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

May 20, 2010
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Target as the recipient of the Memorial Fund's Distinguished Service Award for 2010.

Candlelight Vigil at National Police Week 2010

May 15, 2010
Video from the 2010 candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during National Police Week. Video via NLEOMF.

National Police Week: Candlelight Vigil

May 13, 2010

More than 20,000 officers, police survivors, dignitaries, and invited guests participated in a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. This year, the vigil included the reading of 334 names of officers who have been added to the memorial walls, including 116 who ended watch in 2009.

National Police Week: What They Left Behind

May 13, 2010

The names of almost 19,000 law enforcement men and women have been added to the curving, 304-foot marble walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. The officers and families who knew them arrived at the memorial during National Police Week to pay tribute by leaving roses, photos, wreaths, a SWAT helmet, a duty flashlight, and other personel items.

More Than 20,000 Gather for Candlelight Vigil at National Officer Memorial

May 13, 2010
This year, the vigil included the reading of 334 names of officers who have been added to the memorial walls, including 116 who ended watch in 2009.

National Police Week: Police Unity Tour

May 12, 2010

Each year, about 1,100 officers participate in the Police Unity Tour, a 320-mile bicycle ride from New Jersey to D.C. during National Police Week. The ride honors fallen officers from the prior year and raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). Read our coverage of the unity tour.

A.G. Holder To Lead Police Week Vigil Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

May 10, 2010
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the keynote address and lead the lighting of candles and reading of the names of the fallen officers. The 324 officers include 116 who died in the line of duty during 2009.

NLEOMF to Break Ground on National LE Museum In October

April 14, 2010
With strong backing from America's law enforcement, corporate and philanthropic communities, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced today that it will break ground in October on the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.

Seattle Police Officer Ben Kelly Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

April 8, 2010
"I told him, 'You caught the suspect responsible for the worst police massacre in Washington state history. You need to take a deep breath and soak that in,'" recalled Rich O'Neill, president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild.

Florida Corrections Officer Named Officer of the Month

February 23, 2010
On June 22, 2009, Officer Reeshemah Taylor, a seven-year law enforcement veteran, subdued an armed inmate in the Osceola County Corrections Department Medical Unit.

Officer Survival 2010: How Can SWAT Prevent Duty Deaths?

February 2, 2010
So what can SWAT do to help? For the answer, we should look at SWAT's role in diffusing two of the deadliest threats to society in modern times: snipers and active shooters.

There's No Such Thing as a Football Hero

February 1, 2010

Still, the priorities of the American people are clearly out of order. Thousands of officers have died in the line of duty, and hundreds of thousands of men and women continue to serve and protect. They are heroes.

Sneak Attacks

January 31, 2010

These shooters didn't know the officers they killed; they just knew they were officers. All they saw in their sights were badges.

Live to Fight Another Day

January 5, 2010
Impossible? Maybe. But zero deaths is our goal and mission that we must strive for each and every day we don the uniform and badge.

Jacksonville FOP Lodge Pledges $100K to National Law Enforcement Museum

December 21, 2009
Under the leadership of Jacksonville Lodge President Nelson Cuba, the Jacksonville FOP Lodge 5-30 has pledged $100,000 for the National Law Enforcement Museum, scheduled to open in Washington, DC, in 2013.

Philadelphia Police Motor Drill Team

December 14, 2009
The Philadelphia Police Department's motorcycle drill teams headed to D.C. for National Police Week to honor the four Philly officers who were killed in the line of duty during 2008. While they were here, the Philadelphia Motorcyle Drill Team put on two demonstrations.

Number of Officers Killed By Gunfire Spikes In 2009

December 13, 2009
While total duty deaths fell in 2009, the number of officers killed by gunfire rose drastically, according to preliminary data released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Missouri City (Texas) PD Detective Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

November 16, 2009
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Det. Russell Terry of the Missouri City (Texas) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for October 2009.

Honoring the Fallen

October 30, 2009

The thought of not being there for my boy and leaving others to exert some control in fashioning his principles, values, and priorities began to weigh heavily on my mind. Would others step up to assist him in my absence? How would he ultimately deal with my absence?

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