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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NEW! Vigil Box – Available in 3 Sizes. Get all the Police Week essentials you need for honoring our heroes in one box. T...
05/04/2021

NEW! Vigil Box – Available in 3 Sizes. Get all the Police Week essentials you need for honoring our heroes in one box. Take advantage of bundled savings while commemorating National Police Week. https://bit.ly/3efcQro
Small: 8 items, $50
Medium: 17 items, $100
Large: 33 items, $200

#PoliceWeek #NLEOMF #RespectHonorRemember #UnitedbyLight

NEW! Vigil Box – Available in 3 Sizes. Get all the Police Week essentials you need for honoring our heroes in one box. Take advantage of bundled savings while commemorating National Police Week. https://bit.ly/3efcQro
Small: 8 items, $50
Medium: 17 items, $100
Large: 33 items, $200

#PoliceWeek #NLEOMF #RespectHonorRemember #UnitedbyLight

05/04/2021
United By Light 5.4.21

In two weeks, we will be honoring our fallen officers during our 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, but today we want to tell you about our critical work to keep names off the Memorial. If you agree that we must support officer safety, I hope you’ll light a virtual candle to honor American law enforcement and support this work. https://bit.ly/3nBw5OZ

Unique Mother’s Day gift! Pre-order an official United States Mint coin saluting law enforcement. Three stunning coins t...
05/03/2021

Unique Mother’s Day gift! Pre-order an official United States Mint coin saluting law enforcement. Three stunning coins to choose from – Gold, Silver, Clad – or get the full set. Click to pre-order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

#USMint #MothersDay

Unique Mother’s Day gift! Pre-order an official United States Mint coin saluting law enforcement. Three stunning coins to choose from – Gold, Silver, Clad – or get the full set. Click to pre-order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

#USMint #MothersDay

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed des...
05/01/2021

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO
#usmint

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO
#usmint

05/01/2021
United By Light 5.1.21

Please light a virtual candle and donate today to help us memorialize fallen law enforcement officers. In the last year, officer fatalities have risen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The brave men and women protecting us during the public health crisis don’t have the option of social distancing at home—and tragically, they are falling victim to this lethal virus. We need to expand the Memorial sooner than expected to honor the officers who fought and fell on the front lines. Light a virtual candle and donate today. https://bit.ly/2S8KSFc

05/01/2021
33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil clip

Be sure to watch the Virtual Candlelight Vigil – livestreamed Thurs., May 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages – as we pay tribute to the 394 men and women lost in the line of duty, whose names are now engraved on the walls of the Memorial.
#PoliceWeek #UnitedbyLight #CandlelightVigil

04/30/2021
Built for Blue 4.30.21

Mark your calendar for the unveiling of the Built for Blue LEGO brick art installation on May 10 during #NationalPoliceWeek. Thanks to Clark Construction Group, LLC and Mutual of America Financial Group for sponsoring!
#nleomf #builtforblue #usmint.
Watch the live unveiling on our page.
Find out about all our events here: https://bit.ly/3nyU7dF

Honor our fallen heroes by purchasing a Commemorative Wreath to be placed at the Memorial during #PoliceWeek2021. Wreath...
04/30/2021

Honor our fallen heroes by purchasing a Commemorative Wreath to be placed at the Memorial during #PoliceWeek2021. Wreaths are made of silk flowers in your choice of yellow and white or red and white. To purchase a wreath in honor of your loved one visit: https://bit.ly/3ePuHEK

#PoliceWeek #UnitedByLight #CandlelightVigil

Honor our fallen heroes by purchasing a Commemorative Wreath to be placed at the Memorial during #PoliceWeek2021. Wreaths are made of silk flowers in your choice of yellow and white or red and white. To purchase a wreath in honor of your loved one visit: https://bit.ly/3ePuHEK

#PoliceWeek #UnitedByLight #CandlelightVigil

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us for these events during #NationalPoliceWeek, May 9-15!https://bit.ly/3nyU7dF
04/30/2021

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us for these events during #NationalPoliceWeek, May 9-15!

https://bit.ly/3nyU7dF

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us for these events during #NationalPoliceWeek, May 9-15!

https://bit.ly/3nyU7dF

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed des...
04/29/2021

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

#USMint

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

#USMint

04/29/2021
Engraving the Memorial

Engravers are working steadily to finish engraving the names of 394 line-of-duty fallen officers vetted over the last year, 182 which were claimed by COVID-19. These names will join over 22,000 fallen heroes currently on the wall. All newly engraved names will be formally dedicated during a Virtual Candlelight Vigil, which will be live-streamed on May 13 at 8 p.m. EDT, as part of #NationalPoliceWeek. Please join us for the event, as we individually honor these fallen heroes. https://bit.ly/2XU3Ywl

Will you take 2 minutes to complete our supporter survey? As we prepare for our Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 and i...
04/29/2021

Will you take 2 minutes to complete our supporter survey? As we prepare for our Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 and in-person Police Week activities, we want to hear from you. Take the survey today – it only takes a few minutes of your time!
https://bit.ly/3vzrHDc

Will you take 2 minutes to complete our supporter survey? As we prepare for our Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 and in-person Police Week activities, we want to hear from you. Take the survey today – it only takes a few minutes of your time!
https://bit.ly/3vzrHDc

04/28/2021
Built for Blue 4.28.21

Things are getting exciting around National Law Enforcement Museum! Only one day left before the United States Mint Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin LEGO brick replica is finished and ready for unveiling on May 10.

Join National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and United States Mint in commemorating the contributions of law enforcement with this special coin collection, available only in 2021. https://bit.ly/3esDlbI

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed des...
04/28/2021

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

Engravers are currently onsite engraving the names of the 394 line-of-duty fallen heroes vetted this year, 182 of which ...
04/28/2021

Engravers are currently onsite engraving the names of the 394 line-of-duty fallen heroes vetted this year, 182 of which were claimed by COVID-19. This year’s list will join over 22,000 names currently on the wall and be formally dedicated during a Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8 p.m. EDT as part of #NationalPoliceWeek. Please join us for the event via livestream.
https://bit.ly/2XU3Ywl

Engravers are currently onsite engraving the names of the 394 line-of-duty fallen heroes vetted this year, 182 of which were claimed by COVID-19. This year’s list will join over 22,000 names currently on the wall and be formally dedicated during a Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8 p.m. EDT as part of #NationalPoliceWeek. Please join us for the event via livestream.
https://bit.ly/2XU3Ywl

Engravers remain onsite this week to add the names of 394 line-of-duty fallen officers vetted over the last year to join...
04/27/2021

Engravers remain onsite this week to add the names of 394 line-of-duty fallen officers vetted over the last year to join the more than 22,000 fallen heroes on the wall. Please join us for the Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8 p.m. EDT to individually honor these heroes. https://bit.ly/2XU3Ywl

Engravers remain onsite this week to add the names of 394 line-of-duty fallen officers vetted over the last year to join the more than 22,000 fallen heroes on the wall. Please join us for the Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8 p.m. EDT to individually honor these heroes. https://bit.ly/2XU3Ywl

04/27/2021
Built for Blue 4.27.21

Mel & Jermaine are working hard on the Built for Blue LEGO brick replica of the United States Mint Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin. Mark your calendar for the unveiling on May 10 during National Police Week National Law Enforcement Museum. Thanks to Clark Construction Group, LLC and Mutual of America Financial Group for sponsoring! #nleomf #builtforblue #usmint

04/27/2021
United By Light 4.27.21

We set a goal to light 22,611 virtual candles during this year’s 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. Please light a virtual candle today by making a donation to help us honor fallen officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their community. https://bit.ly/3dW9tpb

So far this year, 11 officers have been struck and killed by vehicles. That is more than twice as many as the same time ...
04/27/2021

So far this year, 11 officers have been struck and killed by vehicles. That is more than twice as many as the same time last year. Six of these officers were struck while on the scene of an existing crash. Wear high-visibility reflective gear, position your vehicle to protect you, and learn about Traffic Incident Management (TIM) protocols.
https://bit.ly/3xqT5F5

So far this year, 11 officers have been struck and killed by vehicles. That is more than twice as many as the same time last year. Six of these officers were struck while on the scene of an existing crash. Wear high-visibility reflective gear, position your vehicle to protect you, and learn about Traffic Incident Management (TIM) protocols.
https://bit.ly/3xqT5F5

04/26/2021
Built for Blue 4.26.21

Mel & Jermaine are almost finished with the Built for Blue LEGO brick replica of the United States Mint Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin. Mark your calendar for the unveiling on May 10 during National Police Week National Law Enforcement Museum. Thanks to Clark Construction Group, LLC for sponsoring! #nleomf #builtforblue #usmint

Join National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and United States Mint in commemorating the contributions of law enforcement with this special coin collection, available only in 2021. https://bit.ly/3esDlbI

In case you missed it, or if you would like to share it, click below to watch three Police Chiefs from tribal police age...
04/26/2021

In case you missed it, or if you would like to share it, click below to watch three Police Chiefs from tribal police agencies discuss their challenges and solutions to officer safety.

https://youtu.be/zKlxVqMEl5I

In case you missed it, or if you would like to share it, click below to watch three Police Chiefs from tribal police agencies discuss their challenges and solutions to officer safety.

https://youtu.be/zKlxVqMEl5I

Names continue to be added daily on the Memorial wall. Our heartfelt goal is to make sure this national monument continu...
04/26/2021

Names continue to be added daily on the Memorial wall. Our heartfelt goal is to make sure this national monument continues to honor the service and sacrifice of our greatest heroes for generations to come. Plan to watch the 2021 Virtual Candlelight Vigil here on May 13 at 8 p.m. (EDT)

Names continue to be added daily on the Memorial wall. Our heartfelt goal is to make sure this national monument continues to honor the service and sacrifice of our greatest heroes for generations to come. Plan to watch the 2021 Virtual Candlelight Vigil here on May 13 at 8 p.m. (EDT)

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed des...
04/24/2021

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

Wonderful gift or tribute! Selection of three stunning coins – Gold, Silver, Clad – each with a compelling, detailed design saluting law enforcement work. A portion of each sale goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Click to order: https://bit.ly/2YkIYRO

04/23/2021
Built for Blue 4.23.21

82,500 LEGO bricks will create this masterpiece! You have to see this 5.5’ replica of the United States Mint Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin. Watch the unveiling on May 10 during National Police Week National Law Enforcement Museum Thanks to Clark Construction Group, LLC for sponsoring! #nleomf #builtforblue #usmint

Join National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and United States Mint in commemorating the contributions of law enforcement with this special coin collection, available only in 2021. https://bit.ly/3esDlbI

On May 13, we will remember our fallen heroes and honor active officers during our virtual 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil...
04/23/2021

On May 13, we will remember our fallen heroes and honor active officers during our virtual 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. Your virtual candle continues our mission to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve. Please donate today.
https://bit.ly/3sMbZm7

On May 13, we will remember our fallen heroes and honor active officers during our virtual 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. Your virtual candle continues our mission to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve. Please donate today.
https://bit.ly/3sMbZm7

04/22/2021
Built for Blue 4.22.21

Built for Blue LEGO brick experts, Melvin Brown and Jermaine Gardner, are hard at work! Learn more about Mel & Jermaine here: LEGO Masters. The piece, a replica of the United States Mint Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin, will be unveiled on May 10 during National Police Week National Law Enforcement Museum. Thanks to Clark Construction Group, LLC for sponsoring! #nleomf #builtforblue #usmint

Join National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and United States Mint in commemorating the contributions of law enforcement with this special coin collection, available only in 2021. https://bit.ly/3esDlbI

Built for Blue construction is underway! A unique art installation honoring law enforcement is being built entirely of @...
04/21/2021

Built for Blue construction is underway! A unique art installation honoring law enforcement is being built entirely of @LEGO bricks at @LawEnforcementMuseum by experts, Melvin Brown and Jermaine Gardner. The duo, who appeared on @LEGOMastersFOX, will take about a week and 82,500 LEGO bricks to build the piece, which will be unveiled during National Police Week. Thanks to @ClarkConstructionGroup for sponsoring! #nleomf

Built for Blue construction is underway! A unique art installation honoring law enforcement is being built entirely of @LEGO bricks at @LawEnforcementMuseum by experts, Melvin Brown and Jermaine Gardner. The duo, who appeared on @LEGOMastersFOX, will take about a week and 82,500 LEGO bricks to build the piece, which will be unveiled during National Police Week. Thanks to @ClarkConstructionGroup for sponsoring! #nleomf

In the first quarter of 2021, the number of law enforcement traffic-related fatalities are outpacing last year’s by 50%....
04/20/2021

In the first quarter of 2021, the number of law enforcement traffic-related fatalities are outpacing last year’s by 50%. Think safety when on the road, especially at crash scenes and while conducting enforcement.

In the first quarter of 2021, the number of law enforcement traffic-related fatalities are outpacing last year’s by 50%. Think safety when on the road, especially at crash scenes and while conducting enforcement.

Police Chiefs of three tribal agencies share their unique officer safety challenges this Thursday, April 22 at 2pm (East...
04/19/2021

Police Chiefs of three tribal agencies share their unique officer safety challenges this Thursday, April 22 at 2pm (Eastern). Hear first-hand experiences that will help tribal and rural policing agencies minimize injuries and maximize wellness. Register today: https://bit.ly/39N8Mfq

Police Chiefs of three tribal agencies share their unique officer safety challenges this Thursday, April 22 at 2pm (Eastern). Hear first-hand experiences that will help tribal and rural policing agencies minimize injuries and maximize wellness. Register today: https://bit.ly/39N8Mfq

Engravers will be onsite this week adding names of 394 line-of-duty fallen heroes vetted over the last year. Of those, 1...
04/19/2021

Engravers will be onsite this week adding names of 394 line-of-duty fallen heroes vetted over the last year. Of those, 182 were claimed by COVID-19. All will be formally dedicated at the 2021 virtual Candlelight Vigil May 13 at 8 p.m. (EDT), as part of #NationalPoliceWeek.

Engravers will be onsite this week adding names of 394 line-of-duty fallen heroes vetted over the last year. Of those, 182 were claimed by COVID-19. All will be formally dedicated at the 2021 virtual Candlelight Vigil May 13 at 8 p.m. (EDT), as part of #NationalPoliceWeek.

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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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50 police officers died in 2020. 900,000 were on duty. Why is Fox News so worried about the future of our Police Force?
“WHY?” Who? - What? - Where? - When? - How? - Why? In the academy, each and every police cadet is given the same instruction on report writing. If all six of these questions are not answered in your report, then that report is not complete. Of these six questions, “Why?” is the most difficult one to answer and sometimes the hardest one to except. The answers to the other five are usually obvious. Property crimes like theft or vandalism are not too demanding. It’s crimes of violence against other human beings that the answer to the question “Why?” is sometimes never found and slowly eats away at the officer who can’t answer it. “Why was the little girl sexually assaulted?” “Why was this person so brutally murdered?” “Why did this person take his own life?” If, by chance, the officer can answer this question, he usually finds that answer hard to except. That is when the other “Why?” questions start entering the officers mind. “Why do I stay in law enforcement? Why do I put my family through all the stress of coming home late, working weekends and holidays and making them wonder if I will be the next officer injured or killed by some drugged up j***y? Why do I put myself through all the mental and physical abuse that goes with this job?” The answer to these questions are almost always the same and may not make sense to some people. I guess that’s the reason that law enforcement officers are needed in the first place. Why am I a law enforcement officer? Because I care. Because maybe, just maybe, I can make a difference in someone’s life. If I am in the right place at the right time, those six questions may not need to be answered. By: Robert A. Makley 1988
I WOULD LIKE TO HONOR OUR SEBRING FLORIDA OFFICERS IN BLUE.... THEY ARE THE BEST👮‍♀️👮👮‍♂️😻😻😻
Wall Expansion Project at West Pathway to Remembrance at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in the 400 block of E and F Street, NW, Washington DC on Tuesday morning, 13 April 2021 by Elvert Barnes Photography
Is there a reason why the NLEOMF have not posted any Line Of Duty Deaths since February?
#HowManyMore #boulderstrong 24,812 brave officers have died, now Boulder's Officer Eric Talley has been added. How many more officers will be murdered in cold blood, like this week? Thank a law enforcement officer in your neighborhood tomorrow. Law enforcement officers are true heroes. #RIP #neverforget #NLEOMF #bluelivesmatter
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