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Fly Flags at Half-Staff on May 15 to Honor Law Enforcement Fallen

May 13, 2016
This tribute to American law enforcement officers is part of the historic crime bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994. At the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates Peace Officers Memorial Day as one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses, and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half-staff.

252 Fallen LEOs to be Honored During 28th Annual Candlelight Vigil Friday

May 12, 2016
The names of 252 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be formally dedicated at the 28th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall (between 4th and 7th streets) on Friday at 8:00 pm.

Clear Channel and iHeartMedia Join NLEOMF National Police Week Tribute

May 6, 2016
A multi-platform media tribute will honor 252 fallen law enforcement officers whose names are being engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year.

252 Fallen LEOs to be Honored During 28th Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13

March 31, 2016
Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released the roll call of names of 252 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. These names will be engraved next month and formally dedicated at the 28th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall on Friday, May 13th at 8:00 pm.

Michigan Troopers, Deputy Named March 2016 NLEOMF Officers of the Month

March 24, 2016
For saving a child from a house fire, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Trooper Jim Leonard and Trooper Rick Carlson, of the Michigan State Police, and Deputy Justin Holzschu, of the Otsego County (MI) Sheriff's Department, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for March 2016.

NLEOMF Calls for Condemnation of the Ambush Killing of Officer Jacai Colson

March 18, 2016
The shooting death this past Sunday of Prince George’s County (MD) Police Officer Jacai D. Colson was horrific and shocking on many levels. This is the fifth time this year that an ambush assault has resulted in the death of a law enforcement officer.

About 10 Officers Per Year are Killed in Ambushes, but Five Already in 2016

March 15, 2016
Statistics show that since 2000, there have been about 9.5 ambush killings of law enforcement officers per year nationwide, and that the number has been declining in recent years, to about six per year. But this year is off to a horrible start. There have already been five ambush killings in 2016.

San Bernardino PD Wins Everyday Heroes Award from Thomson Reuters for Response to Mass Shooting

March 3, 2016
For its resourceful police work and brave response to the events on Dec. 2, the San Bernardino Police Department was honored with an Everyday Heroes award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, at a ceremony earlier this week.

Colorado Deputy Receives February 2016 NLEOMF Officer of the Month Award

February 18, 2016
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Brunkow, of the Boulder County (CO) Sheriff's Office, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for February 2016.

NLEOMF CEO Speaks on Shocking Spate of Law Enforcement Deaths This Week

February 12, 2016
Seven law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in as many days, six shot, underscoring the danger faced by the men and women who work to protect us all. This is tragic news for these officers, their families and the departments in which they served.

New Jersey Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month for January 2016

January 29, 2016
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Police Officer Michael Keane, of the Lyndhurst (NJ) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for January 2016.

What Are Our Priorities?

January 22, 2016

As the White House commits to providing funding for 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States, the bill that funds the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program for first responders has expired. How do 9/11 heroes take a funding back seat to refugees?

124 Law Enforcement Officers Died on Duty in 2015

December 29, 2015
The 124 officer fatalities in 2015 represented a 4% increase from the 119 officers who died in the line of duty in 2014. Of the 124 officers who died this year, 52 died in traffic-related incidents, 42 were killed by gunfire and 30 died as a result of other causes.

Texas Sergeant Named NLEOMF December 2015 Officer of the Month

December 16, 2015
For stopping a gunman before he could harm anyone, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Sgt. Adam Johnson of the Austin (TX) Police Department as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for December 2015.

Ride & Run to Remember Bike Ride Taking Place October 10 & 11

September 24, 2015
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is encouraging all law enforcement supporters to register for the fifth annual Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember, which will take place October 10 and 11, on-site in the Washington DC area or virtually from any location.

64 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in First Half of 2015

July 21, 2015
According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 64 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2015. This represents a 3% increase over the same period in 2014 in which 62 officers were killed.

Protecting Blue Civil Rights

June 30, 2015

During National Police Week, the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos National Blue Alert Act was passed by Congress. Now law enforcement officers need more protection, an amendment to the federal Hate Crimes statute to create the Blue Shield Protection Act.

Texas Officers Receive June 2015 NLEOMF Officer of the Month Award

June 29, 2015
For saving a man from a burning car, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Sgt. Anthony Schnacky and Officer Matthew Curry of the Rosenberg (Texas) Police Department as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for June 2015.

San Francisco Airport Officer Receives NLEOMF Officer of the Month Award

May 28, 2015
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the selection of Officer James Cunningham of the San Francisco (Calif.) Police Department-Airport Bureau, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for May 2015.

Thousands Attend Annual Candlelight Vigil for Law Enforcement's Fallen

May 15, 2015
"The names of both father and son are now inscribed on panel 16E of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial," National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig W.Floyd said.
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