About – Washington DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial and Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.We have created this 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.
Rest easy, sleep well my brother. Know the blue line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell. The blue line has held.
Peace, peace and farewell….
— Author unknown.
(“blue” added to the original)
Honor Our Fallen Officers by Making a Donation to Our Memorial
Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum gratefully appreciates and accepts donations in any amount. We are a 501(c)(3) organization operating under EIN 46-1976045; therefore your donations are tax deductible. Because we have no paid staff nearly 100% of your donation goes to help build the Memorial and Museum.