Leaving Tributes at the Memorial
During National Police Week and throughout the year, there is a long-standing tradition of leaving objects at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in remembrance of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and whose names are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. These poignant tributes honor our nation’s fallen heroes and add beauty to the Memorial.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the National Law Enforcement Museum are located on E Street between 4th and 5th Streets, NW, in Washington, DC. Use 444 E St. NW for GPS systems.
Collecting Memorial Objects For The National Law Enforcement Museum
If you choose to leave items at the Memorial, please be aware of the following guidelines:
- Use only blue paper tape when affixing an item to the Memorial walls. The marble surface of the Memorial, as well as your materials, can be easily damaged if other materials are used. Duct tape, electrical tape, masking tape, gum and bumper stickers should never be adhered to the walls of the Memorial. Blue paper tape can be purchased at most hardware stores. It is also available at the Memorial kiosk (open during the spring and summer months only).
- Do not leave burning candles at or on the Memorial.
- The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund takes no responsibility for any object left at the Memorial. Because the site is not patrolled, items may disappear or be damaged by inclement weather. If you wish to retrieve an item left at the Memorial, please affix contact information and a date and time which you intend to retrieve the item.
- All items left at the Memorial are deemed to be the property of the Memorial Fund. Staff may choose to save items and accession them into the National Law Enforcement Museum collection, or may respectfully dispose of the items.