This Memorial was established by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, as directed by an Act of the United States Congress.National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
The authorizing law was sponsored by U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi
and U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, and was signed by President Ronald Reagan
on October 18, 1984. The Memorial was dedicated on October 15, 1991.
Craig W. Floyd chairman
Robert H. Frank Treasurer
Suzanne Fedore Sawyer secretary
George W. Mayo, Jr. Counsel
Board Member Organizations:
Concerns of Police Survivors - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Fraternal Order of Police - Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary
International Association of Chiefs of Police - International Brotherhood of Police Officers
International Union of Police Associations/AFL-CIO - National Association of Police Organizations
National Black Police Association - National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
National Sheriffs' Association - Police Executive Research Forum
Police Foundation - United Federation of Police
Staff: Eunice Graves Fran Herron Kelley R. Lang Lynn Lyons-Wynne Paul Marcone Sabrina Montessa
James B. Peters Robyn M. Porter Tristan Roderick Donald E. Schaet Jan C. Scruggs
James W. Scutt Judith Vallano Rebecca Benaglia Tammy Kennedy Wolfe
Davis Buckley Architect
Raymond Kaskey Studio Sculptors
Himes Associates, LTD Project Manager
The George Hyman Construction Company General Contractor
[Panel 1: Inscriptions at the north and south ends of the reflection pool]
This memorial is dedicated to
all law enforcement officers in the United States of America.
Inscribed on these walls are the names of those
men and women who died in the line of duty.
[Panel 2: Artistic rendering of a rose on an officer's shield [the seal of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund] - in the deck, north end of the Memorial off F Street]
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
[Northwestern corner, beneath one of the Memorial's four large guardian lions]:
"It is not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how the lived."
- Vivian Eney [Cross], survivor
[Northeastern corner ...]:
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion."
- Proverbs 28:1
[Southeastern corner ...]:
"In valor there is hope."
[Southwestern corner ...]:
"Carved on these walls
is the story of America,
of a continuing quest to preserve
both democracy and decency,
and to protect a national treasure
that we call the American dream."
- President George H.W. Bush