NLEOMF statement on COVID-19 and its impact on law enforcement

COVID-19 MapAs the leading authority on law enforcement line-of-duty deaths, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes that law enforcement officers on the front lines are highly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus.

The criteria set to establish eligibility for a public safety officer’s death due to COVID-19 will follow best practices. If it is determined that the officer died as a result of exposure to the virus while performing official duties, then that officer is eligible for inclusion on the Memorial. Substantive evidence will be required to show the death was more than likely due to the direct and proximate result of a duty-related incident.

For agencies who wish to submit a COVID-19 related death of a law enforcement officer, please click this link to access the submission form and the list of required documentation.

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