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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-737-4300
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A Stunning Tribute to our LEOs

Whether you are or know someone in Law Enforcement or not everyone should visit here while in DC... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kirstie N
Olathe, Kansas
A must visit spot

This memorial honors the lives of those law enforcement officers that were killed in the line of... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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.
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400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
Downtown / Chinatown
400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-737-4300
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whether you are or know someone in Law Enforcement or not everyone should visit here while in DC. It's a quick stop (there is a subway that stops right under the memorial) to pay your respects. It's very nicely done and very peaceful. Even though...More

Thank Kirstie N
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This memorial honors the lives of those law enforcement officers that were killed in the line of duty. We got the opportunity to finally go here and take a moment to honor some officers that we knew personally. The walls and memorial itself is well...More

Thank dnship
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Until recently I did not know there was a memorial that honored our fallen police officers across our great nation. As a mother with sons in law enforcement this memorial was an honor to visit. They will be starting a building in their honor also...More

Thank rld70
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Wondered upon this unexpectedly one afternoon. Took about 5 minutes to stroll through, both sides, but a number of people were sitting on the "benches" and enjoying the day. The related museum is currently being built on the South (?) side of this memorial. Looking...More

Thank offthebeatenpath100
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Our second visit to this memorial and it is always emotional for us as my boyfriend is retired NYPD. He was able to find an ex partners name on the wall and he shared some tears regarding there last conversation. With all that is currently...More

Thank Breezy203
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Four years ago, I visited the National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial. It was a very moving experience. That location is now closed and the new location is under construction. In the meantime, I visited the Gift Shop, which is located on 7th Street, between...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We went here during international police week in May. I don't know if it was because of the police week or if it is always the case but the memorial was vastly decorated with a lot of personal items and notes for the officers. A...More

1  Thank RR_Denmark
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited here numerous times for business at the annual May memorial service but was able to bring my wife and grandkids this trip. It is such a professionally laid out Memorial that lists over 20,000 fallen officers. Wonderful tribute to heroes. I am...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a fitting tribute to those that gave their lives to protect us. Take the time to visit this monument and support those that so selflessly walked the beat and stood the watch.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It is sad that we even need a memorial such as this. This is a very solemn place to reflect on those who gave of their lives in the line of duty. Definitely worth seeing, if you are a LEO, of family,or friend of one....More

1  Thank Jamie H
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Only on street parking is available near the memorial. Weekday / daytime is busy with D.C. Traffic. The metro train has a stop right under the memorial if you decide to park on the outskirts at a metro train parking lot. We... More