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Candlelight Vigil Honoring 701 Fallen Officers to be Held Thursday Night

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

Virtual Candlelight Vigil for Fallen Officers to be Held on YouTube Thursday

264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID

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

NJ Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

NJ Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

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

Virtual Police Week Vigil to be Held Tonight

Virtual Police Week Vigil to be Held Tonight

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

5.11 to Donate up to $25K from Sale of Police Week Patch to National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund
Police Week Vigil to be Held Online May 13

Police Week Vigil to be Held Online May 13

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

3 Arkansas Officers Named NLEOMF March 2020 Officers of the Month

3 Arkansas Officers Named NLEOMF March 2020 Officers of the Month

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

Maryland Trooper Named NLEOMF February 2020 Officer of the Month

Maryland Trooper Named NLEOMF February 2020 Officer of the Month

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

National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Announces January 2020 Officer of the Month

National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Announces 2019 Officers of the Month

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

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