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Latest National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Stories

2013-07-11 04:20:27

Firearms-related fatalities decrease to a 57-year low and traffic-related fatalities reach a 34-year low WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in conjunction with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), issued a new report stating that 51 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2013--a nine percent increase since last year. (Logo:...

2012-10-05 02:22:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will host its Third Annual National Law Enforcement Museum Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Friday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Gala will honor America's law enforcement officers with proceeds benefiting the National Law Enforcement Museum, which currently is under construction in Washington, DC and planned to open in early 2015. (Logo:...

2012-05-07 10:22:39

Over 1,400 law enforcement officers and supporters "Ride for Those Who Died" WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 9th and 10th, hundreds of members of the Police Unity Tour--a group comprised of more than 1,400 police officers--will launch their 2012 ride biking hundreds of miles from points in East Hanover (NJ), Franklin Township, (NJ), Howell (NJ) Portsmouth (VA), Richmond (VA) and King of Prussia (PA) to Washington, DC. The Police Unity Tour's motto is "We Ride...

2012-03-08 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) today announced the hiring of Joe Urschel to be Executive Director of their National Law Enforcement Museum, which is scheduled to open in 2014 in Washington, D.C.'s historic Judiciary Square. Mr. Urschel, the former longtime Executive Director of the Newseum, officially assumed the office on March 5 and will oversee the development, construction, opening and operation of the...

2011-12-20 07:00:00

Total line-of-duty deaths spike more than 16 percent over 2010; firearms-related killings rise almost 20 percent. Expert available for live or taped interviews. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report about to be released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will reveal an alarming surge in officer fatalities during the past year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO ) After an alarming increase in 2010, the...

2011-11-08 23:50:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday evening, November 8, the National Law Enforcement Museum joined with Warner Bros. Pictures to debut legendary director Clint Eastwood's biopic, J. Edgar, at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Mr. Eastwood, Honorary Chairman of the National Law Enforcement Museum and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, joined special guests and dignitaries at the red carpet event, to promote J. Edgar, which examines the compelling...

2011-07-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary actor, and Oscar award-winning director and producer Clint Eastwood has agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110718/DC36272 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO ) "The National Memorial and Museum are long overdue and richly deserved tributes to the men and women in law...

2011-05-13 19:55:00

Attorney General Eric Holder leads the lighting of candles and reading of the officers' names; 152 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2010, a 25% increase over 2009 WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The names of 316 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty -- 152 of them in 2010 -- were formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Friday evening in Washington, DC. (Logo:...

2011-04-25 07:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than a century, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has been supplying motorcycles to America's law enforcement agencies. Now, the Milwaukee-based company is helping to write a new chapter in law enforcement history through a unique donation in support of the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO) In 2011, for the fifth year in a row, the Harley-Davidson Motor...

2010-12-27 16:52:00

Line-of-duty deaths surge nearly 40 percent; Firearms-related killings increase by more than 20 percent for second year in a row WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of U.S. law enforcement fatalities spiked by 37 percent in 2010 -- an alarming increase that follows two years of declining deaths among our nation's policing professionals. (Logo: http://photo.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO) A total of 160 federal, state and local law enforcement...