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2010-12-21 09:56:00

Total line-of-duty deaths spike by over 40 percent; firearms-related killings rise 19 percent with five multiple-fatality shootings. Expert available for live or taped interviews. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report about to be released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will reveal an alarming surge in officer fatalities during the past year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO) After an encouraging...

2010-10-11 08:36:00

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO) The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will formally mark groundbreaking for the National Law Enforcement Museum with a public...

2010-08-31 12:28:00

Handguns used by Al Capone and IRS agent who brought him to justice included; also, motorcycle used by ATF agent in undercover operation against notorious gang WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the National Law Enforcement Museum opens in late 2013, it will tell the fascinating stories of federal law enforcement in America - thanks, in part, to generous loans from two federal agencies that were announced today by the Museum. (Photo:...

2010-07-07 12:49:00

Museum's Research Center also to be named in honor of man who led the FBI for nearly five decades WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington, DC, in 2013, it will house one of the most extensive collections of objects related to the life and work of long-time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Museum officials announced Wednesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-04-14 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With strong backing from America's law enforcement, corporate and philanthropic communities, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced today that it will break ground in October on the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090112/DC57979LOGO) Groundbreaking will take place on October 14, 2010. The Museum will be built on Federal land across the...

2010-03-30 07:00:00

NLEOMF, Officer.com teaming up to provide free online access to the ceremony in Washington, D.C., honoring officers killed in the line of duty WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is teaming up with Officer.com to offer a live Internet webcast of the Candlelight Vigil for fallen officers, beginning at 8 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, May 13. To register in advance for this free online event,...

2009-10-13 09:15:00

Four officers from Maryland and Virginia and four federal agents who lost their lives in the performance of duty over the past 12 months are being recognized during October 15 ceremony in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Law enforcement leaders, survivors of officers killed in the line of duty and other supporters will mark the 18th anniversary of the dedication of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on October 15, at 11 a.m., during the annual...

2009-10-01 11:30:00

Citizens are encouraged to share photos showing they 'will always remember' officers who have died in the line of duty; photo contest winner will receive travel package to attend National Police Week 2010 WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund today launched Will Always Remember, an online photo tribute campaign that encourages Americans to show their support for the men and women of law...

2009-05-28 09:01:00

Pre-race ceremonies to remember fallen officers; driver Jeff Gordon features National Law Enforcement Museum on his No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's law enforcement officers will be saluted, and those killed in the line of duty remembered, this Sunday, May 31, at Dover International Speedway during the "Autism Speaks 400, presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track widely known as the...

2009-05-13 19:00:00

Attorney General Holder delivers keynote address, leads lighting of candles as 387 names are dedicated on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leading the solemn ritual, the names of 387 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were read aloud and formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night during the 21st annual Candlelight Vigil...


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