The National Law Enforcement Memorial is dedicated to of our law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The memorial is located on E Street, right between 4th and 5th Streets NW, and features the names of more than 20,000 officers (the first dated in 1791) along two 304 ft. long marble walls. The tranquil park also houses four lion statues and has more than 120 trees and 60,000 plants. An excellent time to visit the memorial is in April when more than 10,000 daffodils are in bloom.
If you wish to honor the memory of a fallen officer or loved one named at the memorial on the anniversary of their passing, you can order a commemorative wreath that will be laid out by the staff. Alternatively, you may take your own tribute at any time of the year or especially during National Police Week each May when new names are added. Please follow the memorial’s guidelines when leaving an offering by only using blue paper tape, no burning candles, and understanding that all items left will be deemed as property of the memorial unless you attach a contact information card with the date you will pick up your item.
Since 2000, the organization has been raising funds for the Congress-approved National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. Construction began in April 2016 and in mid-2017, 3,667 elephants or 188 blue whales could fit into the excavated site for the future museum!
You may find street parking near the memorial or easily access it by taking the Metro to the Judiciary Square Station and getting out at the F Street Exit.
901 E Street NW, Washington DC