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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Ranked #74 of 431 things to do in Washington DC
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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“Needs to be better”
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.

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