National Park Service
The Distinguished Service Award is the Memorial Fund’s top award. It has been presented annually since 1996 to “an individual or organization that has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the law enforcement profession.” This year’s recipients are the National Park Service and the United States Park Police. Under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Interior, these agencies have partnered with the Memorial Fund to maintain the Memorial and the land on which it sits. Thanks to the National Park Service, the Memorial remains a safe place for visitors and stays as pristine as it was at its dedication 22 years ago.