Candlelight Vigil

36th Annual Candlelight Vigil

Monday, May 13, 2024 | 8 PM

Each year, hundreds of names of officers killed in the line of duty are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These names are then read aloud during the annual Candlelight Vigil to memorialize those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

2024 will mark the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil, on Monday,  May 13th on the National Mall (between 4th and 7th Streets and Madison and Jefferson Drives) in Washington, DC.

View the 2024 Candlelight Vigil 

The 2024 Candlelight Vigil was livestreamed on:

The 36th Annual NLEOMF Candlelight Vigil is slated to be held on The National Mall between 7th and 4th Streets. Location Subject to change.

The Candlelight Vigil is open to the public, registration is not required for general admission.

For survivors seeking reserved seating:

Please note that all survivors and agency escorts MUST register with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), unless you have already registered, to ensure that you have a badge to enter the reserved seating area. Please note that only a single-family officer and/or the agency head will be welcome to sit in the seated area of the Vigil.


REGISTER BY 5:30PM Eastern, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2024

If you are not already registered with C.O.P.S., please register even if you don’t plan to participate in the Survivor Seminars, the C.O.P.S. Conference, nor the other programs that C.O.P.S. offers. The telephone number for C.O.P.S. is (573) 346-4911. Again, the deadline to register is March 29th by 5:30pm Eastern.

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