National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Respect. Honor. Remember
As a campus that serves our local Washington, DC, community as well as the nation, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum’s first priority remains the health, safety, and security of our staff and the people that visit us.
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the National Law Enforcement Museum will temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Updates will be provided on a week-to-week basis.
Hover over or click on a state to view 2020 fatalities. States in dark red have fatalities.
This year, the names of 307 officers killed in the line of duty will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Roll Call of Heroes
Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the depth and severity of the nation’s homelessness crisis. As first responders, law enforcement officers are frequently dispatched to address situations involving homelessness-related health emergencies or public safety challenges.
Lack of access to regular care for mental and physical health conditions, as well as substance use disorders among people who are homeless, can lead to frequent 911 calls and law enforcement interactions. Left with few options but to arrest, disperse, or issue a citation, many officers experience frustration at what amounts to a revolving door between homelessness and the criminal justice system—a cycle that disproportionately affects people of color.
Collaboration between law enforcement and community homelessness services is needed to better address the core issues at hand.
This panel discussion is intended to discuss these collaborative efforts and gain an understanding of unsheltered homelessness, while working to reduce related contact with the criminal justice system.
Participants who register are invited to submit questions and engage our presenters throughout the conversation.
Participate in the 2020 Run for the Badge on October 10, 2020 virtually from wherever you are to honor law enforcement.
Join us virtually at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a live reading of the 307 names added to the walls of the Memorial this spring. In addition to special remarks and the reading of names, there will be an Honor Guard presentation. Access the service on the Memorial Facebook page at 10:00am Eastern.This service is made possible by Verizon.
Suicide prevention is a major concern within law enforcement. Health and wellness programs are being created across the country to help officers and their families ensure that they will not become victims of a suicide tragedy. This virtual panel discussion will explore such prevention programs and share other avenues that address suicide prevention by engaging law enforcement leadership in their strategies and best practices.