National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund | October 4, 2021

Help National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Support the Law Enforcement Community

Tell the story of American law enforcement, honor the fallen, and make it safer for those who serve.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, DC, honors 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1786. By supporting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund through Workplace Giving, you can ensure that their service and sacrifice are never forgotten.

Public service is the highest calling in a free society. Law enforcement officers serve and protect our communities as the most visible public servants. This commitment and dedication to their oath, and their fellow officers, includes a fundamental duty to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice – a duty that the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund was founded to help fulfill.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that honors fallen officers, tells the story of American law enforcement, and makes it safer for those who serve. Although both the Memorial and Museum are on federal land by acts of Congress, we do not receive taxpayer dollars and rely on charitable, tax-deductible contributions from individuals and organizations. Workplace giving allows employees to set up modest, automatic donations each pay period that will collectively make it possible for the Memorial Fund to continue our mission. A gift of $2 per pay period, or whatever amount is right for you, adds up throughout the year to create a big impact.

“It is our duty to honor our law enforcement brothers and sisters by preserving their names and stories. Our greatest moment will come when no more names are added to the Memorial wall,” stated Patrick P. Montuore, Executive Director of the Memorial, Chief of Police, Florham Park, NJ (Ret.).

By including the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in your Workplace Giving program, you are helping to support the law enforcement community by:

  • Maintaining the hallowed grounds of the Memorial
  • Providing a place of remembrance and healing for survivors
  • Engraving the names of fallen officers on the walls of the Memorial
  • Etching individual glass plaques of fallen officers displayed in the Museum’s Hall of Remembrance
  • Organizing National Police Week activities, including the Candlelight Vigil each May 13th
  • Publishing the Year-End and Mid-Year Officer Fatalities Reports
  • Recognizing exemplary law enforcement service through the Officer of the Month program
  • Sharing officer experiences of service and sacrifice with the public through the Museum’s immersive exhibits and programs
  • Educating the public about the challenges officers face through hands-on decision and driving simulators in the Museum
  • Informing officers about traffic safety tips and resources through our NHTSA partnership
  • Preventing suicide through our SAFLEO partnership
  • Coordinating the annual Destination Zero ( Officer Safety and Wellness Conference and Awards Program

To set up payroll deduction in support of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, please contact your Human Resources department. Our America’s Charities / CFC number is 11631.

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