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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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Address: 605 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 202 737 4300
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Must see for all police officers!

If you are a police officer, this is a place you must visit at some point. It will humble you beyond words. The memorial is well maintained and always in perfect condition. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are a police officer, this is a place you must visit at some point. It will humble you beyond words. The memorial is well maintained and always in perfect condition. The annual candle light vigil in May each year although sad is an incredible sight. Thousands attend each year to honor our fallen comrades.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

the ever growing list of the peace officers killed in the line of duty brings to mind the statement "they were heroes not because of how they died but how they lived" so true for those who serve and protect and make our society possible are too often maligned and forgotten... look at the media zoo when a cop kills... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A peaceful, moving memorial that fits the theme of many of the memorials using water and columns along with the names of the fallen. There is a book so you can look up the names of officers from your state. Worth the stop. Great photo opportunity.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went to see the memorial because we have a relative who's name is on it. It was a simple, beautiful out-of-the-way space that gave room for reflection.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

I won't say a lot about this. It's a memorial to those fallen. A must for any law enforcement officer. It is soon to be redeveloped along with its visitors centre so check the website when visiting.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I visit every year when I travel to DC. I will be glad when the museum gets open. I was fortunate a few years ago to be there for the memorial ceremonies. Not a dry eye around even from the hardest chiseled officer, me included. This an awesome way to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep evil... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A beautiful location with memorial that honors those who lived as heroes helping others. Best time to visit is summer when the trees are full. May is often very busy due to Police Week when new names are added.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A beautiful place to honor our heroes who put their lives on the line everyday to serve the public. No one ever loves a law enforcement officer as much as the person who needs one. Here is a great place to give thanks and show respect to the people who maintain order on a day to day, individual to individual... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

As someone who has multiple officers in my family I found this memorial to be moving. It was so nice to see the men and women who have served and protected, and made the ultimate sacrifice, be respected and remembered so elegantly. The memorial itself is not over the top, which I find to be nice. A small park like... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you didn't know that you were going to the area for the Law Enforcement Memorial, you would have no idea that this is there - which is kind of disappointing. However, being someone who was going to remember coworkers whose names are listed on the wall, we found it to be a moving memorial. Likening it to the Vietnam... More 

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