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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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Humbling Experience.

It was humbling to finally visit this memorial. Here during police week and seeing the gifts and... read more

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Mlightner1
Carved on these walls...

Visiting this memorial during Police Week as a 20 year officer hit hard. I am very grateful for the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chad C
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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 2,000 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.
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400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
Downtown / Chinatown
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+1 202-737-4300
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Reviewed yesterday

It was humbling to finally visit this memorial. Here during police week and seeing the gifts and mementos left behind from loved once got me a little choked up, especially the letters written by kids who've lost their parent. I felt like there could be...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting this memorial during Police Week as a 20 year officer hit hard. I am very grateful for the design and honor this memorial provides. Especially during this time to not only see the names, but pictures, wreaths, tributes, and stories is something I will...More

Thank Chad C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first time here. It took a while to get my dad's name on the monument, but his children and grandchildren were all there 63 years after his death to see his newly engraved name on the wall. The monument is tastefully done,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I sort of stumbled across this as I hadn't read anything about it. I spent some time reading the names and the sheer number of fallen officers hits you. It is worth going and paying your respects, I really thought the memorial was done in...More

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful kick off to Police week. If you are a Blue family, I feel this is an important destination to experience. It is very moving to see officers from all over the country walking through the memorial to pay their respects to the fallen.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, this memorial is getting more engraved names by the year. It is a solemn site but a nice tribute. Make sure you visit the gift store around the corner. Support your law enforcement!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just exited the National Building Museum when I noticed 2 curves paths. A big statue of a lion made me want to investigate. That was when I realized it was a memorial. Simple marble walls are where the names of fallen law enforcement...More

Thank Coellum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in law enforcement or know someone who is, this Memorial is a must. The names on this wall represent someone’s beloved family member. It is a moving and fitting tribute that will soon have the addition of an extensive museum. Check out...More

Thank Dinah W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A memorable memorial to a often much too maligned but mostly not deserved public servant. The sobering fact is that there are so many names listed. In the police controversy we are quick to forget the many offices have given their lives in the protection...More

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this memorial to pay tribute to one of our Michigan State Troopers. A good place to reflect and remember!

Thank Wiebke P
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Only on street parking is available near the memorial. Weekday / daytime is busy with D.C. Traffic. The metro train has a stop right under the memorial if you decide to park on the outskirts at a metro train parking lot. We... More
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