SRO Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill Receives May 2018 Officer of the Month Award

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named School Resource Officer Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, of the St. Mary’s County (MD) Sheriff’s Office, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for May 2018. Gunshots rang out shortly before the start of class at Great Mills High School in Lexington, …

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National Law Enforcement Museum Announces Grand Opening This Fall

Museum also announces partnership with national community organization to promote stronger relationship between law enforcement and communities Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building – the nation’s only museum that explores nearly every facet of American law enforcement – announced today it will hold a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, …

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National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards to be Presented at Annual Awards Dinner Event During National Police Week

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and BJA’s VALOR officer safety initiative, awarded its National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Hotel Monaco during National Police Week. These awards are presented as part of the …

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30th Annual Candlelight Vigil Honored 360 Fallen Peace Officers at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Attorney General Jeff Sessions leads the lighting of candles and reading of fallen officers’ names, including 129 officers killed in the line of duty in 2017 and 231 prior-year fatalities May 13, 2018 Washington, DC—The names of 360 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—including 129 who died in 2017—were formally …

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Reminder: Fly Flags At Half Staff On May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day

A fitting tribute to the 21,541 law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout U.S. history Washington, DC—Question: On what two days does federal law require American flags to be flown at half staff? Answer: Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day. This tribute to American …

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Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored During 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 in Washington, DC

Attorney General Sessions to deliver special remarks as 360 names are dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial; event to be streamed live online April 26, 2018 Washington, DC—The names of 360 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement …

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Minnesota State Troopers Receive April 2018 Officer of the Month Award

Troopers Zachary Borchardt and Nate Wilson of the Minnesota State Patrol April 26, 2018 Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Troopers Zachary Borchardt and Nate Wilson, of the Minnesota State Patrol, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for April 2018. In the evening of March 3, 2016, the Minnesota …

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Newark (NJ) Sergeant Receives March 2018 Officer of the Month Award

Sergeant Juan Gonzalez Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Sergeant Juan Gonzalez, of the Newark (NJ) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for March 2018. On the night of February 14, 2017, Newark Police Sergeant Juan Gonzalez risked his life when a suspect in a …

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New Report Focuses on Line-of-duty Deaths and Officer Safety

Study released by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and U.S. Department of Justice shows domestic disturbance calls continue to be most dangerous Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Community Policing Services (COPS), has released Making it Safer: An Analysis of U.S. …

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360 Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored During 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund releases list of names of officers being added to the national monument this year Washington, DC—Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released the roll call of names of 360 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. These names will be engraved this …

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