OCTOBER | 2023
This is Why We're Here
Located in Washington, D.C., the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial exists to honor men and women in the law enforcement profession who have died in the line of duty. The names of 23,785 fallen officers are currently inscribed on the blue-gray marble walls of our sacred Memorial. These brave men and women served their communities with courage and dedication, and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid.
Beyond honoring the fallen, the Memorial also serves as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers each and every day as they work to protect and preserve our democracy. As we reflect on the service of these fallen heroes, we are reminded of the tremendous risks that law enforcement officers face in the line of duty. We must never forget their service, sacrifice, and dedication to keeping our communities safe. I encourage you to visit the memorial, or to take a moment to reflect on the service of these brave men and women and to honor their memory in your own way.
Executive Director, Memorial
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund