National Law Enforcement Museum Begins Installation of 9/11 Exhibit as Part of Reopening

Steel beam from the World Trade Center and concrete block from the Pentagon are installed for the Museum’s upcoming exhibit

Washington, DC, (August 12, 2021)—— As it prepares for reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Law Enforcement Museum begins installation of its newest exhibit, Post-9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement, where artifacts from the disaster – including a 2,200-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center and a 6,300-pound concrete block from the Pentagon – have arrived to be positioned for visitors to experience.

The exhibition is being installed in the DuPont Gallery of the museum, which will house artifacts and iconic images from all three crash sites, including a steel beam from the World Trade Center, a concrete block from the Pentagon, and fragments of Flight 93. The steel beam measures 48” x 24” x 24”, while the stone block measures 57”H x 60”W x 19.5”D.

The 2,000 square-foot exhibit will examine the effects that the terror strikes have had on police forces and agencies in the fight to keep the United States safe over the last two decades.

“We are honored to be able to display such powerful artifacts from that fateful day,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “The devastating events from 9/11 have impacted us all, but exponentially more so for members of law enforcement. This exhibition will not only honor those who gave their all on that terrible day, but it will also illustrate how law enforcement has met the challenge of a post-9/11 world, making incredible strides to protect us from harm.”

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea is the Honorary Chair of the 9/11 Exhibition and plays a critical role in connecting members of the law enforcement community to the exhibition in order to expand awareness of its educational value and to honor those who served and continue to serve. Shea was appointed the 44th police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio in December 2019. He previously served as the Chief of Detectives, the Chief of Crime Control Strategies, and the Deputy Commissioner of Operations. As Chair, Shea will deliver the keynote address at the exhibition’s opening reception, providing further insight into the accomplishments of NYPD and law enforcement around the country following the attacks of 9/11.

The exhibition is expected to remain at the museum through July 31, 2022, and is generously sponsored by the Police Unity Tour and Goodyear, with additional support provided by Bio-One Inc., Thomson Reuters, 5.11 Tactical, and Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan.

The National Law Enforcement Museum is located at 444 E Street, NW in Washington, DC. For information about the reopening of the museum or to purchase tickets, visit:


About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors the names of all of the 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.

About the National Law Enforcement Museum The National Law Enforcement Museum expands and enriches the relationship between law enforcement and the community by sharing stories of service and sacrifice from across the nation. Through immersive, educational exhibitions and insightful programs, we preserve the history of law enforcement for generations to come.

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