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...

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...

30th Anniversary of the Mt. Pleasant Riots

Mt. Pleasant Riots in 1991 On a warm evening on May 5, 1991, two Fourth District officers approached a small group of men drinking in public in a small park on Mt. Pleasant Street, in Northwest D.C. The Mt. Pleasant Riots in 1991 were one of the biggest in DC history....

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...

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...

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...

Expressing Our Gratitude to MPD Officers

Expressing Our Gratitude to MPD Officers We are expressing our Gratitude to MPD Officers, both past and also present. The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial and Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our goal is to honor the fallen heroes of the...

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...

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...

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. That is why we are offering End of Year Tax...

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...

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...