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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-737-4300
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Very memorable

We went to this memorial to pay tribute to one of our Michigan State Troopers. A good place to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wiebke P
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Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
Very nice monument

The National Law Enforcement Memorial is a nice tribute to the fallen Officer's and similar to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, and is the nation's monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 2,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week in May.
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400 E St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20003
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to this memorial to pay tribute to one of our Michigan State Troopers. A good place to reflect and remember!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Law Enforcement Memorial is a nice tribute to the fallen Officer's and similar to Vietnam memorial. Wished I had more time as 10 minutes on a tour doesn't do this monument justice.

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you found the Vietnam Wall moving, a visit to this memorial will leave you with the same sense of remembrance. A easy, quick side trip when going to the Old Post Office or Ford’s Theater.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very somber reminder of what the men and women of law enforcement risk, everyday, to keep Americans safe.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this museum by happenstance on the way another museum. Is dedicated to the fallen police officers- and there are more and more daily. Signed up to receive their updates and they are very informative. It's free but give a donation to support them. Great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is, unfortunately, a bit out of the way and right in the middle of a high traffic walking area. It would be nicer if the place could be kept a bit quieter to honor the lives of those who have died protecting us...More

Thank Timruns
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Memorial is an impressive reminder of how many lives have been sacrificed protecting the rights of people. What a wonderful tribute to all our officers who have fallen in the line of duty, but sad to see all the thousands of names carved in...More

Thank CaliforniaRVers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are thousands of names on this memorial of police officers, sheriffs deputies and other law enforcement officers who have died while on duty. There is an index that has the names sorted by state and city. I specifically looked up my hometown of Sherman,...More

Thank JeffP2
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The memorial is a powerful reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that has been paid to keep chaos at bay, with the thin blue line.

Thank Walldo
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Nicely done memorial to our officers, a fitting tribute in my estimation. Not a lot to say other than that...

Thank Pat L
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jolyblonde
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Only on street parking is available near the memorial. Weekday / daytime is busy with D.C. Traffic. The metro train has a stop right under the memorial if you decide to park on the outskirts at a metro train parking lot. We... More
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