United by Light Vigil – Virtual Virgil
Take part in the Untied by Light Vigil. Join online as the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund pays tribute to the 394 men and women lost in the line of duty in 2021, whose names are now included with over 22,600 others on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
2021 VIRTUAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.
They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial—the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
More recently, the Memorial Fund has built the National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC 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.