Passing of Shirley Gibson – DC Police Memorial Friend

It is with GREAT sadness we report the passing of Mrs. Shirley Gibson, a constant and unyielding supporter of the Washington, DC Police Memorial and Museum. Shirley is the mother of Master Patrol Officer Brian Gibson, who was killed in the line of duty in 1997. It was...

The Police Badge – Origins and Meaning

The police badge is a symbol of authority, respect, integrity, and trust. Learn more about the police badge origins and meaning. Origin of the Police Badge The first idea of a badge was created long before modern law enforcement. The badge eventually became an...

Attend United by Light Virtual Vigil – May 13, 2021

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...

Response to Colbert King Op-Ed

Colbert I King Op Ed Colbert I. King said it best:“THANK YOU, MPD.”. Read an excerpt from the Colbert I King Op Ed below. The columnist and deputy editor of The Washington Post’s editorial page, wrote in his February 6 column: “To borrow from the insurance...

DC Police Memorial Founder Don Blake on WMAL

DC Police Memorial Founder and Board Chair Don Blake was interviewed by Barbara Britt of WMAL news on Monday, December 14, 2020.  Listen below as he discusses the project and also its importance.   Skipjack Web Services · Don Blake on WMAL Discusses DC Police...