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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC
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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM) in Washington, DC honors federal, state and local law enforcers for their dedication and sacrifice. The memorial features bronze sculptures depicting a series of adult lions protecting its cubs, symbolizing the protective role of law enforcement officers. Blue-gray marble walls are inscribed with the names of more than 17,500 officers who have been killed in the line of duty (dating back to 1792). Each May, during National Police Week new names of fallen officers are added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

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Judiciary Square
400 block of E Street, NW
Washington, DC
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Memorial Visitors Center
The Visitors Center, located two blocks from the memorial at 605 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, features artifacts, photos, interactive videos, and a special exhibit featuring memorabilia of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Visitors Center gift shop offers a variety of special commemorative items and gifts.

National Law Enforcement Museum
A 55,000-square foot underground facility will be built near the memorial that will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education. The museum is expected to open in 2015. Read more about the Museum.

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