News Releases

Read the most recent news releases from the Memorial Fund and browse our new release archives.

Officers Killed on 9/11 to be Remembered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Ceremony remembers 72 officers killed on 9/11, as well as 229 who have died from related illnesses. Washington, DC—September 11, ... Read More

Memorial Fund and MAGLITE® Present Hero Award to Outside the Wire in Blue Authors on Thursday, August 22

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with MAGLITE, will present a Hero Award to authors David ... Read More

Marcia Ferranto Named National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Board appoints Marcia C. Ferranto to oversee Memorial Fund and National Law Enforcement Museum Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers ... Read More

Memorial Fund Board Announces New Chairwoman Karen P. Tandy

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund elects former Motorola executive to lead the Board of Directors Washington, DC—The National Law ... Read More

60 Law Enforcement Line-of-Duty Deaths in First Half of 2019

Firearms-related fatalities decrease 35 percent over same period last year Washington, DC—Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a ... Read More

New Report on 2019 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 31

Preliminary data shows a 13 percent decrease in firearms-related fatalities. Expert available for live or taped interviews. Washington, DC—The National ... Read More

Memorial Fund and MAGLITE Present Hero Award to Prince George’s County, MD Police Department on Monday, June 17 at 10 am

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with MAGLITE, will present a Hero Award to the Prince ... Read More

National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards Presented at Annual Awards Event During National Police Week

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance ... Read More

31st Annual Candlelight Vigil Honored 371 Fallen Peace Officers at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Attorney General William Barr leads the lighting of candles and reading of fallen officers’ names, including 158 officers killed in ... Read More

Reminder: Fly Flags At Half Staff On May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day

A fitting tribute to the 21,910 law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout U.S. history Washington, DC—Question: ... Read More
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