We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth it but off the beaten path”

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Ranked #80 of 450 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2011

Loved this memorial. Works like the Vietnam wall where you look up a name in the book and then find their panel and line number. It us kinda off the beaten path, but worth it if you find yourself near the Verizon center or Judiciary square. There is also a storefront not too far fromthe memorial that serves as an information/visitor center.

Thank Llmilder
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (182)
There are newer reviews for National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

172 - 176 of 183 reviews

Reviewed July 5, 2008

For such an important Memorial I expected it to be first easier to find and second mor impressive it is a nice little park and all their names are in little books at the end of either memorial. Had it not been for the center stone saying it was the Law Enforcement Memorial we would have thought we passed it somewhere. There just wasn't as much there as I was hoping.

Thank Travelgirl072
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 13, 2016
Google Translation

Thank たびびと2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 3, 2016
Google Translation

Thank charlesholl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 25, 2016
Google Translation

Thank Fripouille69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial also viewed

 

Been to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing