Remembering Our Deceased Law Enforcement Officers
Law enforcement officers are family, friends, neighbors... most are members of the communities they serve. Many have full careers that more often than not conclude in peaceful retirement; however, sometimes their careers end prematurely with death from fatal accidents or murder.
The "Fallen Officers" are honored in annual local ceremonies and at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. at Judiciary Square. It is described on the NLEOM website as "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 20,000 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." You may visit the NLEOM website at:
The Co-chairperson of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service is Linda Hennie. She is a long-standing member of Dayton FOP Auxiliary No. 11 and current National President of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary.
Every year, Linda coordinates the survivors' tribute to their lost loved ones - our fallen officers - as the final roll is read during the National LEO Memorial Service in Washington D.C.