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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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.

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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.

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.

Duty Deaths Decrease 35% in First Half of 2019

There were 60 line-of-duty deaths of police officers in the first six months of 2019, a 35% decrease compared with the same time last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Why Every Cop Should Attend Police Week in DC

During this one extraordinary week you will experience every emotion, and it’s both exhausting and exhilarating.

Police Week Vigil Honors 9/11's Fallen

The fallen 9/11 first responders who were exposed to deadly toxins and succumbed to disease are no longer forgotten.

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Photojournalist Rides in Police Unity Tour to Honor Fallen Arizona Officer

"It's a life-changing experience," Davis told his colleagues. He says he plans to participate in the event every year he can from now on.

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