DC Memorial in Today’s Washington Post

The Washington, DC Police Memorial and Museum was featured in a news story on the front page of the Metro section of the Washington Post today. The story features the recent recognition of Officer Robert Fleet as the second DC MPD officer to die in the line of duty...

Be Proud, Stand Tall Advises Lt. O’Dell

“For those of you who serve now, or who have served, I ask you not to become discouraged by the negative news media, but to stand tall, stand proud of who you are.” These comments are among those by Lt. Steven O’Dell, first in a series of short...

A Long Overdue Honor of a Fallen Officer from 1874

On October 4, 2021, Robert Fleet joined the list of fallen officers of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department and was honored at the 42nd Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service.  The service was held at the Washington Area Law...

Faith & Confidence Statue Donation Gift

The DC Police Memorial is excited to offer its newest donation thank you gift – a beautiful, bronze statue based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, “Faith & Confidence” by photographer William Beall.  The officer in the photo is Maurice...

The Sting Operation and its DC Police Origins

Anyone who is familiar with law enforcement knows about Sting Operations – coordinated, deceptive campaigns to catch a person or persons committing a crime.  Such operations are commonly used all over the world today, but had their origin in the 1970s under the...