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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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Address: 400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
Phone Number: 12027374300
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12:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block...

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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The Law Enforcement Memorial was amazing to see, but at the same time sad. It was sad seeing how many officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. We prayed for their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Law Enforcement Memorial was amazing to see, but at the same time sad. It was sad seeing how many officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. We prayed for their love ones that they let behind. My son and I thanks god everyday that his dad and my husband comes back home safe. We can't... More 

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Hutto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this memorial to honor a local officer that was killed in the line of duty. But looking at all those names just makes me sad, especially with what has been going on...#BackTheBlue

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Princess Anne, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice memorial to those who protect and serve. Shaded by a grove of trees this is a great place for reflection. Given the current state of our nation I just felt I needed to visit here.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a UK retired Police Officer I wanted to pay my respects to the 20,000 plus officers named here. My friends wanted to search for a relative and we found the name on the memorial.

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Thank Alan M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very moving memorial in a peaceful setting. There's a walkway around the perimeter to allow private viewing of the names of the fallen with plenty of shade so it's not too hot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The memorial is extremely respectful to those officers who have their lives to protect us. The only drawback is the memorials location because of the level of noise that intrudes from the street and Metro.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

As a law enforcement family, this was a must stop while in DC. They provide paper for you to pencil over names on the memorial wall. It was a lovely memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

What a surprisingly lovely tucked away spot with manicured trees, shady paths and bouquet after bouquet of flowers with the name of the fallen peace officer and photographs and other keepsakes that makes this space personal, private and somehow sacred in the midst of big buildings and perhaps more compelling attractions. A fitting memorial to federal, state and local law... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

As a law enforcement family this memorial was a must do on our list. It is so beautiful and well kept. It is so humbling and emotional to search the wall for our blue family we have lost in the line of duty from our department. We appreciate that they provide paper and a pencil so everyone can do a... More 

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