Facts & Figures

Making a rubbing of a fallen officer's name

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is transitioning from reporting recently fallen officers in real-time to monthly announcements of fully vetted, Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes. Each month, starting at the end of April, we will begin sharing the names of the brave men and women who have been approved for inclusion on the Memorial by our Names Committee following a stringent review process by our researchers.

Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1786, more than 22,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Memorial Fund serves as a nationwide clearinghouse of information and statistics on law enforcement line-of-duty deaths. Our Research Department maintains a comprehensive fatality database, and we publish regular Fatalities Reports examining trends and issues in officer fatalities.

If the information you are seeking is not provided here, please feel free to contact the Memorial Fund Research Department at 202-737-3400 or research@nleomf.org.

In addition to statistical data, you can look up information about individual officers who have died in the line of duty at HeroesLiveForever.com.