The Museum houses 300 years of American law enforcement history, including several immersive and interactive experiences. The latest temporary exhibit, "Post-9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement," allows visitors to learn more about the significant changes to U.S. law enforcement in the aftermath of 9/11.
March 17, 2022
Putting themselves at risk, they worked to free the pilot, who suffered severe injuries, from the wreck just before the Metro Link train demolished what was left of the plane.
March 9, 2022
In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 301 COVID-19-related deaths, the number of fatalities is 338, an increase of 63% over 2020’s line-of-duty fatalities in this category.
January 12, 2022
In the law enforcement community, 62 % of deaths in 2020 were a result of COVID-19 (there were 295 deaths in 2020 that the memorial approved and out of 295, 182 were COVID-19. No officers died in 2019 from COVID, as it was not a pandemic and officers were not dying until 2020 when it was labeled a pandemic.
October 11, 2021
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.
May 11, 2021
The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary "2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report" that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of fatalities is up 300% over 2019.
January 11, 2021
LT. David Grogan began calling out to the trapped residents when he heard a woman respond and then crawled onto the balcony and into the burning apartment to locate her. He found the woman and pulled her onto the balcony where firefighters were waiting. Lieutenant Grogan helped lower the woman onto a fire truck ladder where she was helped to safety.
September 17, 2020
The annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil is scheduled to be held tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the vigil will be held online.
May 13, 2020
The "Honor Those Who Serve" patch launch occurs during National Police Week 2020. The patch features a thin blue line and eagle—both symbols honoring law enforcement officers everywhere. Net proceeds from the patch will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund up to $25,000.
May 11, 2020
The virtual broadcast will replace the traditional Candlelight Vigil ceremony held on the National Mall, which annually draws more than 30,000 first responders, survivor families, and law enforcement supporters.
May 8, 2020
After following the suspect into a darkened alley adjacent to the police station, they encountered the suspect who was armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Officer Eucce and Corporal Floyd fired their weapons, striking the suspect multiple times.
March 20, 2020
“The current crisis that our nation and the world is facing has resulted in the cancelation of pubic gatherings in DC during National Police Week 2020,” said National Law En-forcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto.
March 18, 2020
Corporal Wagoner carefully made his way down an embankment to the overturned and burning vehicle. He managed to gain access to the rear passenger side window and noticed a man trapped between the front seats in the middle of the vehicle. He grabbed the man and pulled him from the vehicle.
February 27, 2020
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has announced its January 2020 Officer of the Month: California Highway Patrol Officer Randy Rodriguez. He went out of his way to help a hearing impaired woman causing a disturbance at the DMV.
February 14, 2020
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has announced the 2019 Officers of the Month. These officers were nominated by their communities and law enforcement departments for actions that went above and beyond the scope of their regular law enforcement duties. They include acts of heroism and bravery, human kindness and self-sacrifice.
January 29, 2020