National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers by inscribing those who have died in the line of duty on a national memorial. Founded in 1984; dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement, and to making it safer for those who serve.
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Honoring America's law enforcement officers.

Mission: The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve.

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STATEMENT FROM MARCIA FERRANTO, CEO OF THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND:On behalf of our organization...
01/09/2021

STATEMENT FROM MARCIA FERRANTO, CEO OF THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND:

On behalf of our organization—the leader in honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve—it is my honor to recognize that today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

On Monday morning we will release the 2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report. The report will reflect just how selfless these men and women are, as they have suffered the ultimate sacrifice.

Every day, our nation's law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. The amount of sacrifice that Law Enforcement Officers and their families endure can never be measured or completely understood by those of us who remain safe due to their service.

We ask our Nation to come together on this special day, in the spirit of unity, to pause and remember the fallen and appreciate the dedication and service of the brave men and women who we respectfully call Law Enforcement.

The story of American law enforcement consists of millions of stories of hope, heroic acts, and, unfortunately, fatalities. Here at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, every day is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to our country’s heroes.

#LawEnforcementAppreciationDay

RIP Deputy Sheriff Johnathan David Price, Marion County (SC) Sheriff's Office, https://bit.ly/2JXv6t7
01/08/2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Johnathan David Price, Marion County (SC) Sheriff's Office, https://bit.ly/2JXv6t7

RIP Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, United States Capitol Police, End of Watch: January 7, 2021https://bit.ly/3otTMsa
01/08/2021

RIP Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, United States Capitol Police, End of Watch: January 7, 2021
https://bit.ly/3otTMsa

Congratulations to PFC Joseph “Jay” Cooper of Havre de Grace Police Department for being November 2020 Officer of the Mo...
01/08/2021
Officer of the Month November 2020 - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Congratulations to PFC Joseph “Jay” Cooper of Havre de Grace Police Department for being November 2020 Officer of the Month. Your commitment to your colleagues and community throughout your tenure has earned you this honor. From your volunteer work with Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center, and your preventative efforts on August 15, 2020, when you saved an autistic 10-year-old from possible drowning, we are proud to include you in this program.
https://bit.ly/3hUHOW1

#OfficerOfTheMonth #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay

Patrolman First Class Joseph “Jay” Cooper Havre de Grace (MD) Police Department WASHINGTON – The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is pleased to announce Havre de Grace (MD) Police Department Patrolman First Class Joseph “Jay” Cooper has been named November Officer of the Month....

"We were hurting for people and our people were hurting," NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller offers his insights into ...
01/07/2021
2020 Law Enforcement Fatalities Report and Program Series

"We were hurting for people and our people were hurting," NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller offers his insights into the havoc that Covid-19 has had on the nation's communities and law enforcement.

Watch the live stream of his compelling conversation as we share the reactions and impact of the 2020 Law Enforcement Fatalities Report in a series of 3 programs focusing avoiding the major causes of line-of-duty-deaths. Join us at 1pm (EST) on Jan. 12, 13, 14: https://bit.ly/3aqAKz0.

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will release its proprietary detailed report on all line-of-duty deaths in 2020. Following the release of the report, as part of the Destination Zero initiative, a series of

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01/07/2021

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Saturday, January 9. Join us in showing appreciation for all those officers...
01/06/2021

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Saturday, January 9. Join us in showing appreciation for all those officers who serve and protect their citizens every day of the year!

To use this profile frame, go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=402958184104060

Or click on your profile photo, edit photo, and add frame. Search for NLEOMF or Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and select ours!

#WeAppreciateYou #NLEOMF

"I believe in heroes" reads the mural in downtown Nashville.  A tribute to the six officers who ran toward the chaos on ...
01/05/2021
'They ran to danger': I Believe in Heroes mural honors officers in Nashville bombing

"I believe in heroes" reads the mural in downtown Nashville. A tribute to the six officers who ran toward the chaos on Christmas morning, just before a bomb destroyed much of the downtown area.

The group behind the mural is donating all profits of "I believe in Nashville" merchandise, for a period of time, to help the downtown Nashville businesses and individuals recover. This is what we mean by uniting citizens and law enforcement!
https://bit.ly/3rPp2nA

A mural featuring the faces of the six Nashville police officers who saved lives during a Christmas day bombing is now up downtown.

Here's a great story of law enforcement supporting their citizens, from Somerset Police Department, Somerset Massachuset...
01/04/2021
Police officer buys groceries for women accused of shoplifting

Here's a great story of law enforcement supporting their citizens, from Somerset Police Department, Somerset Massachusetts. When Officer Matt Lima was arrived at the Stop & Shop to handle a shoplifting charge, he literally turned the tables on the accused, making sure they were able to hold a proper Christmas dinner for their family.

#UnitedByLight

https://bit.ly/3pPevH8

After checking the receipts of two women accused of shoplifting and finding only food, a Massachusetts officer spent $250 of his own money to cover their groceries.

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Please share in the comments.We'll start for you:* Buckle up!* Check intersections...
01/04/2021

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Please share in the comments.

We'll start for you:
* Buckle up!
* Check intersections before expediting
* Find more reasons to smile each day
* ... add yours:

From all of us at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, Happy New Year and thank you for your unwavering sup...
01/03/2021

From all of us at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, Happy New Year and thank you for your unwavering support. With so many in need, we are incredibly grateful for your dedication to our law enforcement community. Your contributions will help citizens appreciate the value of law enforcement and honor those who made the greatest sacrifice of all, for years to come. https://bit.ly/2IWjdU0

RIP Sergeant Gordon William Best, North Myrtle Beach (SC) Department of Public Safety, https://bit.ly/3rKAroF
01/02/2021

RIP Sergeant Gordon William Best, North Myrtle Beach (SC) Department of Public Safety, https://bit.ly/3rKAroF

To our supporters, our honorees, our members, to our volunteers, our staff and our Board of Officers: thank you ALL for ...
01/01/2021

To our supporters, our honorees, our members, to our volunteers, our staff and our Board of Officers: thank you ALL for an unbelievable year.

We started with sold-out live panel events in the Law Enforcement Museum entitled Restorative Justice (January), and Rising in the Ranks (February). Then by March, we learned we had to change gears. The rest of the year, our programming pivoted to virtual events and became a testimony to our supportive community. The largest number of viewers for our virtual Candlelight Vigil during Police Week, monthly panel events held via Zoom, the launch of a custom application, The Badge, and remembrance events for 9/11 and the Weekend of Remembrance in October.

Live events like the Run for the Badge were held, but showed small, individual runs that totaled to amazing nationwide support. We addressed hot issues like homelessness, suicide in law enforcement, equitable policing during coronavirus, and women in law enforcement, inviting speakers with many different perspectives to share the small screen. We toasted a hero in May, and, shared local events during the Faith & Blue Weekend, and, throughout the entire year, respected, honored, and remembered the fallen.

Enjoy our collage and our gratitude for your help and support in putting another year 'in the books.' We wish you all a very safe, healthy, and happy new year.

12/31/2020
Police Unity Tour

Here's an exciting way to kick off a new year: watching the Police Unity Tour OFFICIAL PREMIERE of their 25th Anniversary launch video today at 8pm (EST).

No question, this year has been tough.

So the Police Unity Tour is riding off into 2020's sunset with sights set on our monumental 25th Anniversary Ride.

And we have something EXCITING to show you all...

Wherever you're spending New Year's Eve, join us at 8pm EST/5pm PST right here on Facebook to watch the OFFICIAL PREMIERE of our brand new 25th Anniversary launch video!

For 25 years, the Police Unity Tour has continued to raise awareness of line of duty deaths, honor fallen law enforcement officers, and contribute to the preservation and expansion of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

After 2020's ride was forced "off-road" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Police Unity Tour is excited to return for our monumental 25th anniversary.

To get involved, visit www.policeunitytour.com.

Video proudly produced by L.E.O. Videos: www.leovideos.com.

#PoliceUnityTour #NLEOMF #WeRideForThoseWhoDied

We know the holidays are a busy time, but we need your help to maintain and expand the Memorial. You are critical to our...
12/31/2020

We know the holidays are a busy time, but we need your help to maintain and expand the Memorial. You are critical to our work to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Please give today and help surround our law enforcement community with the support they need. https://bit.ly/2J4p61i

12/30/2020
California Highway Patrol

Sharing this classic post from California Highway Patrol as the holiday season nears an end. It is a wonderful depiction of a poem that shows just what we mean by uniting law enforcement and the community.

#UnitedbyLight

There are some stories that truly speak to the heart and retired Ohio State Trooper Bob Welsh’s touching poem, “My Christmas Eve”, is certainly one of them. With his permission, we had the honor of recreating his poem (original can be found here- https://chp.click/bobwelsh).

Mr. Welsh’s poem represents our mission to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to those we serve. This is something which is truly shared by every member of public service, no matter the patch, badge, uniform, or job description. The opportunity to serve the people of California is the greatest of gifts and this poem is a great reminder to us all that even the smallest gesture or action can have a positive impact on those around us.

The underlying message of this poem brings to light how impaired driving can impact not only your life, but the lives of those who love you. We urge you to never drive impaired. Please have a plan in place to get home safely before you celebrate this holiday season.

While this video was produced internally, entirely by CHP employees, we could not have done it without the help of many people and wish to extend our gratitude to: Bob Welsh, CHP - Truckee, Michael A. Del Puppo, the CHP Museum, Loch Leven Lodge, Jax At The Tracks, Milne Towing Services, Cal-Nevada Towing, Michael Bittner, Mr. and Mrs. Calcutt, Mr. and Mrs. Wayland, and Mr. and Mrs. Ball.

All year we count the number of officer line of duty deaths. We want to stop counting. SAVE A LIFE by sharing your agenc...
12/29/2020

All year we count the number of officer line of duty deaths. We want to stop counting.

SAVE A LIFE by sharing your agency’s successful safety or wellness initiative for a 2021 Destination Zero Safety and Wellness Award. We will share your program with the country while etching your agency's name on the 2021 Award.

APPLICATIONS DUE DEC. 31, 2020. bit.ly/2UwKr5z

The future of the Memorial is in your hands. Due to law enforcement COVID-19 deaths, we have tragically lost more law en...
12/29/2020

The future of the Memorial is in your hands. Due to law enforcement COVID-19 deaths, we have tragically lost more law enforcement personnel this year than in 2019. Sadly, this means we are running out of space on the Memorial sooner than anticipated and expanding the Memorial is a priority. Please donate today and help raise the critical funds needed to ensure we have space to continue honoring all the brave men and women lost in the line of duty. https://bit.ly/3l1MhpY

Attn Police Agencies:  Time is running short. If you have had an officer fatality this year, complete the necessary pape...
12/28/2020
Names on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Attn Police Agencies: Time is running short. If you have had an officer fatality this year, complete the necessary paperwork ASAP for them to be included in the next engraving of the Memorial Wall.

Help us honor them.
bit.ly/2WsUkC9

Nomination and Approval Process

Winter is here.  Drive for the conditions and buckle up!  Officers: be careful on the scene of a crash as secondary cras...
12/28/2020

Winter is here. Drive for the conditions and buckle up!
Officers: be careful on the scene of a crash as secondary crashes are common.

#SafetyMatters

We often meet surviving families and see in their eyes, just how much the Memorial, exhibits, and programs mean to them....
12/27/2020

We often meet surviving families and see in their eyes, just how much the Memorial, exhibits, and programs mean to them. Many proudly share stories with us of how their loved one gave their life for the communities they loved. Some survivors visit regularly to remember their loved one they lost, taking great solace in the fact that the story of their sacrifice will be shared with others. Please make a gift today that will protect these legacies, and provide a source of comfort for surviving families that they can’t find anywhere else. https://bit.ly/2J8jgvC

Wishing all of our friends, family, and supporters who celebrate a very Merry Christmas. To everyone, we wish joy and ha...
12/25/2020

Wishing all of our friends, family, and supporters who celebrate a very Merry Christmas. To everyone, we wish joy and happiness, health and safety!

In honor of the holidays, let's share photos of your department's Santa from past years, when social distancing wasn't e...
12/24/2020

In honor of the holidays, let's share photos of your department's Santa from past years, when social distancing wasn't even a phenomenon!

2020 will go down in history as among the most fatal for law enforcement. On Jan. 11, 2021, we will release our annual L...
12/23/2020
2020 Law Enforcement Fatalities Report and Program Series

2020 will go down in history as among the most fatal for law enforcement. On Jan. 11, 2021, we will release our annual Law Enforcement Fatality report for 2020 to be as comprehensive as possible. The report will be followed by in-depth examinations of the three main causes of line of duty fatalities - COVID-19, firearms, and traffic.
Join us on Jan. 12 - 14, for each free virtual event, as we share data, impact, and lessons learned for a safer new year.

Register today: https://bit.ly/3aqAKz0

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will release its proprietary detailed report on all line-of-duty deaths in 2020. Following the release of the report, as part of the Destination Zero initiative, a series of

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday season. We are grateful t...
12/23/2020

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday season. We are grateful to have you in our caring Memorial community of friends, donors, survivors, and law enforcement officers. Thank you and please stay safe!

https://bit.ly/3kVe4IE

All year we count the number of law enforcement line of duty deaths. We want to stop counting. SAVE A LIFE by sharing yo...
12/22/2020
Destination Zero

All year we count the number of law enforcement line of duty deaths. We want to stop counting. SAVE A LIFE by sharing your agency’s successful safety or wellness initiative for a 2021 Destination Zero Safety and Wellness Award.

APPLICATIONS DUE DEC. 31, 2020.

Destination Zero recognizes agencies with measurable results in traffic safety, wellness programs, officer safety, and comprehensive safety, and also shares those programs – so that officers in agencies everywhere can benefit. https://bit.ly/2UwKr5z

#DestinationZero – sharing ways to reach zero fatalities

Award Categories Award Categories and Criteria    AWARD CATEGORIES There are three categories for the National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Awards: General Officer Safety, Officer Traffic Safety, and Officer Wellness. Within each category, an award is given to the agency that has developed...

"You all are dearly missed," says one ornament on the tree from the generous Rose Borisow. "Never forget," reads the oth...
12/21/2020

"You all are dearly missed," says one ornament on the tree from the generous Rose Borisow. "Never forget," reads the other. The tree, like your many efforts through the year, are very much appreciated.

Thank you ALL for helping us respect, honor, and remember the officers who have fallen.

#RespectHonorRemember

The meticulous work on the restoration of the Arkansas Wildlife truck is winding down today. Here's a before/after look ...
12/18/2020

The meticulous work on the restoration of the Arkansas Wildlife truck is winding down today. Here's a before/after look at the newly restored windshield.

Want to hear about the day this showdown happened? We hosted a virtual event with Sheriff Mike Neal earlier this year; watch that interview with NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson: https://bit.ly/3f8z9wr

Heads’ up, Officers: law enforcement crashes are up this year!  Watch your speed and stop to clear each intersection whe...
12/17/2020

Heads’ up, Officers: law enforcement crashes are up this year! Watch your speed and stop to clear each intersection when expediting.

We believe the work of honoring our fallen heroes is never done. That’s why today we’ve set a goal to inspire 198 donors...
12/17/2020

We believe the work of honoring our fallen heroes is never done. That’s why today we’ve set a goal to inspire 198 donors, one for each officer who lost their life while serving in 2020. Please honor our fallen heroes today with your donation. By giving today, you will help the Memorial do more than help us reach our goal of 198 donors, you will send a message to officers and the families of fallen heroes that you’re there for them. https://bit.ly/3nx6Lco

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Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial—the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.

More recently, the Memorial Fund has built the National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education.

The Memorial Fund is governed by a Board of Directors representing 16 of the most prestigious law enforcement organizations in the country. In addition, three major corporate partners serve on the Board of Directors including Motorola, Police Unity Tour, Verizon, and DuPont. The Memorial Fund’s dedicated staff members bring diverse backgrounds and skills to the organization’s mission. The Memorial Fund does not receive taxpayer dollars for its day-to-day operations, but relies on the generous contributions of the public.


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Hometown Heros. Thank you for your service.
Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) and we would like to thank our local heroes. If you see an Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff out there today, thank them for their service!! Wear Blue today in support of our Officers/Deputies out there!! They put their lives at risk for the betterment of those around you, and it never goes unnoticed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! BE SAFE OUT THERE AND WATCH YOUR SIX!!!
Zechariah Cartledge: Instagram Censors Boy Who Runs for Fallen Heroes. According to Law Enforcement Today, Facebook then prevented them from posting content for reporting Zechariah’s story.
THE LAWSON FAMILY IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO KEEP A COP KILLER IN PRISON The family, friends, and fellow officers of Robert (Beefy) Lawson would like your help sending letters to the state of Minnesota to encourage the Department of Corrections to keep Audie Fox behind bars during his parole "life" hearing in January of 2021. Our friends at the Officer Down Memorial Page make sending a letter or email easy. Simply go to https://www.odmp.org/noparole/prepare/7976. It just takes a few minutes to help this family and this community. The podcast tells the story of Beefy Lawson thru the eyes of the officers involved and the family left behind - explaining how this deputy was brutally executed and the effect it had on this small community. Thanks for taking the time to listen and learn about this amazing hero from northern Minnesota. Our mission is to make sure Robert (Beefy) Lawson's service and sacrifice is never forgotten. Blessed are the Peacemakers. https://www.officerdownmemorialpodcast.com/1462300/6896336-the-robert-beefy-lawson-story
THE LAWSON FAMILY IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO KEEP A COP KILLER IN PRISON The family, friends, and fellow officers of Robert (Beefy) Lawson would like your help sending letters to the state of Minnesota to encourage the Department of Corrections to keep Audie Fox behind bars during his parole "life" hearing in January of 2021. Our friends at the Officer Down Memorial Page make sending a letter or email easy. Simply go to https://www.odmp.org/noparole/prepare/7976. It just takes a few minutes to help this family and this community. The podcast tells the story of Beefy Lawson thru the eyes of the officers involved and the family left behind - explaining how this deputy was brutally executed and the effect it had on this small community. Thanks for taking the time to listen and learn about this amazing hero from northern Minnesota. Our mission is to make sure Robert (Beefy) Lawson's service and sacrifice is never forgotten. Blessed are the Peacemakers. https://www.officerdownmemorialpodcast.com/1462300/6896336-the-robert-beefy-lawson-story
Take.a Listen ... Verlan Brock wrote ... "God, Family, and Blue Lives Matter" to Honor the Memory of a Hometown Hero ... Sgt. Daniel Scott Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff's Office ... E.O.W 5/30/2018 ...
I hope this post isn’t too much of a self-promotion. But I created a group I’m trying to get off the ground. After thinking long and hard about how I can help officers feel more appreciated. A mission I feel so passionate about I actually take it really hard when an officer resigns because some people in their community treats them like dirt. I decided I can’t be the only one who desires a safe place to express their gratitude to these brave men and women. I’m hoping this group will also be a place officers can go to feel appreciated. My vision is to have a group filled with encouraging messages and heartfelt work of all kinds to support and benefit law enforcement officers, not just news articles although I am aware those will show up and are important. I would like to invite everyone to please come join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1181201965608982/
Marc was a OPP police 👮‍♂️ officer up on Manitoulin Island north of the border. Look him up on Google
I’ve been trying so hard to come up with a way myself to show appreciation for police officers and other people in law enforcement I live in Kyle Texas, but I know that police officers in Austin are, not being treated with the respect they deserve. It seems like everywhere Law enforcement officers are being treated like they are the villains and people are lifting criminals onto pedestals and making them out to be heroes! I actually take it personally whenever I hear of another LEO resigning. I feel like I need to do something. I need to stop the next person from feeling like the job is not worth the risk. Since nothing I come up with seems like enough I thought I would go ahead and ask. What do you think an individual person can do to help officers feel appreciated? PS this question is for everyone so if you have thoughts feel free to respond :-)
To honor those who gave their lives in the line of duty... please allow me to share this gift of words...
Jill is a Brown Deer Policer Officer, with 18 yrs of service. She has been battling cancer for 5 years. She was my daughter’s, Lt Amy Koeppel, maid of honor at her wedding,
We have been supporting you for years and we will continue to support you forever. God protect everyone, please! zipora Vainstein.