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UT Officer's Cancer Death Ruled Line of Duty Because of Meth Exposure

Officer Trenton Halladay served in law enforcement for a decade at the Provo Police Department. For most of his career, Halladay worked on a task force responsible for busting countless meth labs that plagued Utah County in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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34th Annual NLEOMF Candlelight Vigil Honors the Fallen

“Each time an officer dons their uniform, pins on their badge, holsters their firearm, and walks out the front door of their home their loved ones walk out that front door too," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said.

PA Officer Named National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Officer of the Month

During a heavy snow storm in January 2022, Officer Gonzalez was at a convenience store and shoveled snow for a cashier who could not do so. "Showing sympathy towards a stranger and assisting with snow shoveling is just one of the many reasons Officer Gonzalez is an outstanding role model and leader in his community," NLEMM says.

National LE Museum Hosting 14th Amendment Virtual Program Thursday

The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1868, passed in the wake of the US Civil War and says that no State can “… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

37 Officers Murdered in First Five Months of 2021, FBI Director Says

FBI Director Christopher Wray highlighted the number of slain officers in an appearance Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee.

National Police Week and a Very Deadly Year

The names of 394 officers who died in the line of duty were added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in our Nation's Capital—362 are those who died during 2020. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers are dying in the line of duty at a rate of nearly one per day in 2021. Where is the outrage?

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

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.

National Police Week Events Moved to October

A joint statement issued Wednesday by the National Fraternal Order of Police, the National FOP Auxiliary, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), and NLEOMF said the postponement was due to "the inability to secure necessary permits in time for in-person gatherings due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions."

National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to Host "Weekend of Remembrance" October 10-11, 2020

The Weekend of Remembrance includes a memorial service and live reading of the names of 135 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019, plus the names of 172 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now, and whose names were engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial walls in May 2020. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Memorial's Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday Oct. 11.

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National Law Enforcement Memorial Running Out of Space for Names of Fallen

The average number of names added has been more than double what was expected, given the events of 9/11 — and the tragic fallout of the terrorist attacks, as so many first responders fell ill at the World Trade Center site — and newly discovered names from prior to 1960, when the FBI started tracking police officer deaths.

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