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The Candle Seen Around the World

The Candle Seen Around the World

The microscopic virus that spurred a global pandemic has impacted every public event, regardless of how longstanding the tradition – ...
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Keeping Law Enforcement Safe during the COVID-19 Crisis

The Centers for Disease Control has issued specific guidelines for law enforcement to help officers stay safe during the current ...
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Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored During Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13

Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored During Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13

National Police Week signature event to take place virtually in response to COVID-19 public health crisis The names of fallen ...
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Registration Open for Law Enforcement – Panel Discussion: Keeping Officers’ Names Off the Wall

Important virtual event to be held Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm to coincide with the release of the National ... Read More

New Report on 2020 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities to be Released July 14

Preliminary data shows 4 percent decrease in firearms-related fatalities. COVID-19 crisis poised to cause law enforcement deaths to skyrocket. Expert ... Read More

National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Unveils Virtual Bulletin Board for Law Enforcement and Community Relations

National bulletin board will collect best practices and ideas for bringing law enforcement and communities together WASHINGTON -  As a ... Read More

National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to Host Conversation on Jail Diversion Project

Conversations: The Definition of Insanity, an exploration of the Jail Diversion Project, a novel solution to the criminal mental health ... Read More

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371 law enforcement officers names being added to national memorial in D.C.

Source: ABC7 WJLA by Jonathan Franklin Date: May 1, 2019 Engravers Jim Lee and Kirk Bockman are the two responsible for adding the names of the fallen to the walls ...

Report Sheds Light On Dangers Police Officers Face In Line Of Duty

Source: 90.9 WBUR by Robin Young Date: February 18, 2019 Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Steve Groeninger, spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, about their end-of-year fatalities report. Listen ...

A closer look at police officers injured in the line of duty

Source: Sinclair Broadcast Group by Michelle Macaluso Date: January 29, 2019 Every day police officers put their lives on the line. The recent shooting in Texas highlights the dangers the men ...