The Memorial



Learn More



The Museum



Learn More



Officer Safety



Learn More
Respect. Honor. Remember. Museum Construction has Begun. Officer Safety

Search for a fallen Law Enforcement Hero.

Recently Fallen

Trooper Timothy O'Neill

Michigan State Police
End of Watch: September 20, 2017



Law Enforcement Officers Killed on 9/11 are Honored During Ceremony

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony


Memorial and Museum Updates

  • Officer of the Month Award
  • Evening for Educators
  • Recently Fallen
  • Statement from President and CEO Craig Floyd

Memorial Fund in the News

3 Louisiana police officers killed in line of duty so far this year
Source: Louisiana Radio Network
Date: July 13, 2017

So far this year, 65 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, a 30 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. President and CEO Craig Floyd says the leading cause of officer deaths is traffic fatalities.

Police Fatalities Increase 18 Percent Since 2016
Source: THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON by Madeleine Weast
Date: July 7, 2017

There has been an 18 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty since this time last year, with New York City having the most deaths. "New York is right now at the top of the list in terms of states that have suffered line-of-duty deaths," said Nick Bruel, safety director for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

National Slaying of NYPD officer marks increase in line-of-duty deaths of police
Source: Washington Post by Janell Ross and Mark Berman
Date: July 6, 2017

The man who ambushed a New York officer in a parked police vehicle earlier this week, gunning her down with a shot to the head, had been acting erratically in recent weeks and was “paranoid the police were following him,” an official said Thursday. The recent killings of law enforcement officers mark an uptick in line-of-duty deaths. Familia is among 24 officers fatally shot this year, up from 22 at the same point in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks line-of-duty deaths.

Items 7 - 9 of 26  Previous123456789Next

Spotlight
on Law Enforcement


Credit: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle

Tomball boy whose policeman-dad died in 2011 crash gets escort to school from 100 officers

When Alisha Will needs a hand around her Tomball home — moving the refrigerator, hanging a flag above the garage, the kinds of chores her husband would have done — she calls or texts members of her family in blue.

Inevitably, off-duty police officers arrive quickly, offering more help than she needs.

A couple weeks ago, Alisha put out one of those messages. Her 5-year-old son was about to start kindergarten, but he wouldn't be sharing the moment with his father, a Houston police officer who was killed in an on-duty crash in 2011. Wouldn't it be nice, she asked, if a few officers walked the boy down the street to his first day of school?

"All I did was send a text saying, 'Hey, can I have some guys come to the house?'" Alisha said. "I thought four, five, maybe six."

True to form, the officers over-delivered.

Shortly after 7 a.m., as the sun rose on a sticky August morning, about 100 officers — most of them from the Houston Police Department, 13 of them mounted on horseback — arrived at the Will family home. Together, they picked up Kevin Will Jr., dressed sharply in a button-down shirt, blue jeans and sparkling white sneakers, and started the .7-mile trek to Wildwood Elementary School in Tomball.

Run for the Badge

Run for the Badge 2016

Join us for the Run for the Badge on October 14, starting at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial! In addition to encouraging support for law enforcement, your participation and fundraising helps us honor the contribution and sacrifice officers make every day. All proceeds benefit the Memorial Fund.

About Run for the Badge



Total Fatalities through 2016 by State

BACK TO TOP