Media Invited to Watch as Names of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Are Engraved on the Memorial on Tuesday, April 30

Photo/video and interview opportunity with engravers and Memorial Fund Interim CEO at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Washington, DC—Media is invited to watch as engravers Jim Lee and Kirk Bockman engrave the names of the fallen on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Tuesday, April 30 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

The names of 371 officers added to the Memorial this year include 158 who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2018. Among the names being added are Baltimore County (MD) Police Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, Prince George’s County (MD) Police Officer Mujahid Abdul Mumin Ramzziddin, and Winchester (VA) Police Officer Hunter Anderson Edwards.

In addition, 213 officers who died earlier in history but whose sacrifice had not been previously documented are also being added to the Memorial this year. Among them is Chesterfield County (VA) Sheriff Benjamin Branch, whose end of watch on April 29, 1786, makes him the oldest known officer death on the Memorial.

With these additions, there are 21,910 officers’ names engraved on the Memorial, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, federal law enforcement, and military police agencies.

WHAT: Engravings on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Video/photo opportunity of name engravings
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30 from 9:30 am-10:30 am EDT
Weather Permitting – rain date TBD.
Please RSVP to Robyn Small at rsmall@nleomf.org.
WHERE: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Located on E Street between 4th and 5th Streets NW,
Washington, DC at Judiciary Square Metro Station
WHO: Jim Lee
Engraver Kirk Bockman
Engraver 
Lori Sharpe Day
Memorial Fund Interim Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT NOTE: Event will be rescheduled in the event of rain. Contact  Robyn Small, 202-737-8524 or rsmall@nleomf.org, with any questions.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,910 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund has opened the new National Law Enforcement Museum, which tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum’s educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.
Robyn Small
rsmall@nleomf.org
(202) 737-8524