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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-737-4300
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The NEW Museum and Memorial is under construction until 2018.

Four years ago, I visited the National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial. It was a very moving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert L
North Hills
Come see the beautiful decorations and personal notes

We went here during international police week in May. I don't know if it was because of the police... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, and is the nation's monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week in May. The National Law Enforcement Museum will be built across the street, with construction scheduled to commence this spring. In the meantime, we offer a guided 90-minute walking tour in the heart of DC, learning about presidential assassinations, attempted assassinations, and the officers who work behind the scenes protecting our president. For more information, email us at the address provided.
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400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-737-4300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four years ago, I visited the National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial. It was a very moving experience. That location is now closed and the new location is under construction. In the meantime, I visited the Gift Shop, which is located on 7th Street, between...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here during international police week in May. I don't know if it was because of the police week or if it is always the case but the memorial was vastly decorated with a lot of personal items and notes for the officers. A...More

Thank RR_Denmark
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited here numerous times for business at the annual May memorial service but was able to bring my wife and grandkids this trip. It is such a professionally laid out Memorial that lists over 20,000 fallen officers. Wonderful tribute to heroes. I am...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a fitting tribute to those that gave their lives to protect us. Take the time to visit this monument and support those that so selflessly walked the beat and stood the watch.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It is sad that we even need a memorial such as this. This is a very solemn place to reflect on those who gave of their lives in the line of duty. Definitely worth seeing, if you are a LEO, of family,or friend of one....More

1  Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The location for this memorial is interesting. Is it good that those exiting the Metro dump out into/near the memorial as it reminds people of these officer's sacrifice or is it disrespectful so many walk by without a second thought? The memorial walls are sadly...More

2  Thank The-Randall-Clan
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This law Enforcement memorial is a powerful tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Given today's environment, it's really important to see this, no matter your preconceived ideas on the issues.

2  Thank Kenhamner1
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend unless you know a fallen officer..... then, it is nice to see a name engraved. They had a fabulous wreath laying ceremony today.

Thank HCV12
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On top of Judiciary Metro station on the red line and across from the Building Museum. I would not recommend this site to a tourist visiting Washington D.C.as it is another monument among the many. However, if in the neighborhood this is a nice monument...More

Thank Mykon J
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This tasteful memorial portrays the job of law enforcement officers as akin to that of lionesses looking after their cubs - hence the paired statues that flank the name-bearing stone slabs. If the designers wanted to go a step further they might emulate other memorials...More

1  Thank Taughboyne
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