Show Your Support for the Brave Men and Women of Law Enforcement
By Sarah Ford on May 12, 2014
On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 58 hours. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial Fund conducts a variety of programs and events each year to honor those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to increase public support for the law enforcement profession.
The Memorial Fund (along with Concerns of Police Survivors, the Fraternal Order of Police and the FOP Auxiliary) is a principal organizer of National Police Week, the annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice that is held each May in Washington, DC. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is a focal point of the National Police Week observance in Washington, DC: we host both formal ceremonies such as the annual Candlelight Vigil each May 13 and impromptu, individual tributes to American fallen heroes of law enforcement.
Show your support for the brave men and women of law enforcement and get involved in the Memorial Fund's program and events.
>> To view a schedule of this year's events, click here.
>> Show Your Support by Donating to The Memorial Fund