Submit A Fallen Officer
An Officer Data Form is to be submitted to the Memorial Fund for each officer to be considered for inclusion on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The form must be completed by an official representative of the department for which the officer served and must be signed by the head of the agency. Otherwise, this form will not be processed.
Deadline for Submission
Names are inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial once a year, in the spring immediately prior to National Police Week. An Officer Data Form must be submitted by the December 31 deadline to be considered for inclusion on the Memorial the following year.
However, please submit your Officer Data Form as soon as possible. Due to the number of COVID-19 related line-of-duty deaths this year, we need to be able to process your information in a timely manner.
Send Completed Application to:
OR Mail To:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
444 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Process and Criteria for Adding Names to the Memorial
Learn more about how names are added to the Memorial. Please note that the criteria for including an officer’s name on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial are separate and distinct from the line-of-duty death criteria used by other entities or programs, including state and local law enforcement memorials and the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program, U.S. Department of Justice. Acceptance for inclusion on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is no way impacts decisions made by the federal government regarding the awarding of PSOB benefits.
The Process and How It Works
An Officer Data Form must be completed for each officer considered for inclusion on the Memorial. The form must be signed by the head of the agency for which the officer worked; forms that do not have the signature of an agency head will not be processed. Individuals not affiliated with the agency which the officer served may initiate an Officer Data Form, but the form still must be signed by the agency head.