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As a campus that serves our local Washington, DC, community as well as the nation, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum’s first priority remains the health, safety, and security of our staff and the people that visit us.

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the National Law Enforcement Museum will temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Updates will be provided on a week-to-week basis.

In addition, the current crisis that our nation and the world is facing has resulted in the cancelation of public gatherings in DC during National Police Week 2020. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum wants you to know that this crisis will not deter us from honoring the 2019 fallen. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, we plan to march forward in solidarity with a virtual Candlelight Vigil and the reading of the names that can be watched from anywhere in the world. Then, as the future becomes more certain and the end of this crisis is near, we will begin to make plans for a live reading of names to honor our 2019 fallen officers. You have our commitment that the fallen will not be forgotten, and we will not rest until they receive the honor that they so rightfully deserve.

For now, we encourage you to support the mission of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum by following the link below.

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