Dedicated to those officers who died in the line of duty, the Hall of Remembrance features the names and photographs of officers added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial each year. Visitors can also learn about the founding of the Memorial, National Police Week, and the ongoing effort to honor the fallen.
Every year leading up to National Police Week in May, the Wall of Fallen Officers in the Hall of Remembrance is updated with fallen officers who were recently added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. This includes recent fallen officers as well as those discovered by the Memorial’s historical research team.
Each plaque includes an image of the fallen officer, their name, rank, end of watch date, and their department.
Visitors can use the kiosks in the Hall of Remembrance to search for fallen officers and leave tributes.
During National Police Week, families, friends, and fellow officers arrive to memorialize their loved ones. Many choose to leave tributes at the Memorial in honor of those officers. Some of these items, collected by Museum staff, are added to the Museum’s collection of Memorial Objects.
In 1997, the Police Unity Tour began with 18 members who rode four days from Florham Park (NJ) to Washington, D.C. to raise public awareness about law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. The arduous four-day journey ends at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and is the start to the memorialization of fallen officers at National Police Week. Since the first ride, the Police Unity Tour has grown to include 9 chapters and more than 2600 members nationwide and has raised more than $30 million.