About Metropolitan Police Department Memorial 

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial and Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is intended to honor the fallen heroes of the Metropolitan Police Department. We also are establishing a Metropolitan Police Museum to preserve their legacy and the rich and unique history of policing in the nation’s Capital.

Sadly, an average of one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 57 hours. Additionally, this is more than *21,000 U.S. law enforcement officers. Overall, they have made the ultimate sacrifice since 1791. (*As of 12/2018 see source)

A memorial fountain built in 1942 by the citizens and business community of Washington, D.C. exists currently. However, it is dilapidated.  In order to appropriately honor the sacrifices of the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., who have been killed in the line of duty, an effort is well underway to build a more fitting memorial.  The proposed site is in front of the historic headquarters of the Washington, D.C.Metropolitan Police Department. You can also see the memorial on Indiana Avenue. A museum of police history and artifacts will also be established.

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The Police Badge – Origins and Meaning

The Police Badge – Origins and Meaning

A symbol of authority, respect, integrity, and trust.

The first idea of a badge was created long before modern law enforcement. The badge eventually became an identifier of authority within public servants, thus leading the way for police officers to distinguish their rank.

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Faith & Confidence Statue Donation Gift

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.

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Response to Colbert King Op-Ed

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 company’s...

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Faith and Confidence – A Message from Chief Mew

Faith and Confidence – A Message from Chief Mew

Faith and Confidence - A Message from Chief Mew of Anchorage, Alaska The following message was first posted in 2015, but it holds true still.  We re-read it recently and wanted to share it to make sure it isn't forgotten.  Mark Mew was Chief of Police in Anchorage,...

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Walking the Beat of DC MPD Police History

Walking the Beat of DC MPD Police History

Walking to the Beat of MPD Police History Throughout its 160 year history, the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has protected the nation's capital. This is the seat of our democracy - as well as the citizens who live within its boundaries and the...

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Expressing Our Gratitude to MPD Officers

Expressing Our Gratitude to MPD Officers

Last week, the officers of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) showed their mettle. When the call came into MPD for help, they sent in the calvary to help the U.S. Capitol Police with a riotous mob. 

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DC Police Memorial Expresses Condolences for Senseless Death

DC Police Memorial Expresses Condolences for Senseless Death

DC Police Memorial Expresses Condolences for Senseless Death of Officer Brian Sicknick The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum, Inc. express our condolences to the family, friends and to our brothers and sisters of the United States Capitol Police...

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End of Year Tax Deductible Donations to Honor Fallen Heroes

End of Year Tax Deductible Donations to Honor Fallen Heroes

No doubt about it - it's been a heck of a year.  So many lost to Covid-19.  Losing a loved one is one of the worst experiences possible - especially when that person has so much life ahead of them. This is why we feel it is imperative to continue our work, ensuring...

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An Open Letter – Update on the DC Police Memorial and Museum

An Open Letter – Update on the DC Police Memorial and Museum

Attention Active, Retired, Family and Friends of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department, The purpose of this letter is to update you on the status of the renovation of the unsightly Police Memorial fountain that sits in front of the Daly Building that was...

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Memorial Receives Green Light, Construction to Begin

Memorial Receives Green Light, Construction to Begin

Attention Active, Retired, Family and Friends of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department, On behalf of the Washington D.C., Metropolitan Police Department Memorial and Museum Project, Inc., we are pleased to announce that the D.C. Government has authorized...

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Monthly Remembrances on Facebook

Monthly Remembrances on Facebook

Each month, the DC Police Memorial honors our fallen heroes by remembering them during the month in which they died in the line of duty. Be sure to follow us on Facebook so you can see the stories of those who died while serving this great city. And, of course, all...

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law enforcement officers of Washington, DC, we salute you!  Thank you for your service and willingness to risk your lives every day to help keep our city safer.  It's not an easy job, but we appreciate your sacrifices and those of our fallen heroes who have gone...

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Share the Love

Share the Love

  When you're shopping for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, remember to use AmazonSmile to make your purchases and make the love stretch that much farther.  The DC Police Memorial will receive a donation equal to .05% of your eligible purchases and all you have...

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Do Good While You Shop

Do Good While You Shop

  This holiday season - and all year long - be sure to get the most out of your Amazon purchases by participating in the EASY AmazonSmile program. The DC Police Memorial will receive a donation equal to .05% of your eligible purchases and all you have to do is:...

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Policeman Saves Woman

Policeman Saves Woman

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE DATED AUGUST 5, 1950, PAGE B1 POLICEMAN SAVES WOMAN’S LIFE; “WHAT’S THE FUSS ?” SHE ASKS A little ole lady, saved from almost certain death under the wheels of a speeding fire engine, dumfounded her rescuer yesterday by ask, “What’s all the...

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