WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2022) – The National Law Enforcement Museum (NLEM) in Washington, D.C. today announced the opening of its first online exhibit of 2022, Eyes to the Sky: A Century of Law Enforcement Aviation and Airborne Public Safety, the museum’s first exclusively online exhibit, documenting law enforcement aviation history.
The exhibit, free and accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world, was curated by the Museum’s staff and guest curator Roger D. Connor, Ph. D., from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and takes viewers on a trip through time to learn about the rich history of law enforcement planes, helicopters, and drones. The exhibit serves to underscore the importance of airborne units and the technological advancements to aircraft over the last century that have transformed law enforcement in the United States and around the world.
“Eyes in the Sky tells the rich history of law enforcement aviation from its earliest beginnings to the latest technology currently saving lives and keeping communities safe,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “
The exhibit provides a fascinating look into the efforts of law enforcement departments across the country, through ingenuity and bravery. We are proud to display this timeline of historical moments to the nation.”
The exhibit also chronicles heroic moments in Law Enforcement Aviation history, from the women of the Aviation Division Reserves, who provided support in advancing promising aviators, to technology implemented in aircraft that has helped reduce response times to save lives via medevac.
The National Law Enforcement Museum, located at 444 E Street, NW, in Washington, D.C., is offering free general admission to all active and retired law enforcement officers every Saturday for the rest of 2022, courtesy of FirstNet®, Built with AT&T. Visit https://nleomf.org/museum/admission/ or the Ticket Desk to secure your tickets.
About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to 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. The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come.
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