The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will hold its 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil Thursday night online.
Presented by VerizonFrontline, the virtual Candlelight Vigil is scheduled for Thursday May 13 at 8 p.m. Eastern on YouTube.
This year’s virtual Candlelight Vigil will honor the 394 fallen officers whose names will be engraved onto the Memorial this year. Due to increased officer fatalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, NLEOMF said it has expanded the Memorial sooner than anticipated.
Law enforcement supporters can donate to NLEOMF and light virtual candles for the virtual event at https://app.mobilecause.com/form/32-BwA?source=W21B51&init[amount]=50&vid=iuct1
"Though we cannot safely gather for in-person National Police Week activities this May, fallen officers and their surviving loved ones should not be forgotten. We’ve set a goal to light 22,611 virtual candles; one for each name on the Memorial. As a compassionate supporter, you can pay tribute to law enforcement by lighting a virtual candle with a personal message of respect, honor, or remembrance," NLEOMF said.
NLEOMF said in March that it plans to hold a live Candlelight Vigil on Thursday Oct. 14.
Other National Police Week events have also been moved to October.
The C.O.P.S. Conference has been moved to Friday Oct. 15.
The FOP's Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service has been moved to Oct. 16.