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The National Law Enforcement Officers  Memorial

File:National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.JPGE Street, between
4th and 5th Streets, NW

Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (202)
202-737-3400

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors all of America's federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the Memorial's blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 17,500 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to 1792.   Designed by  architect Davis Buckley, the Memorial sits on a three acres site at Judiciary Square. It was dedicated in 1991  Two tree-lined "pathways of remembrance" where the names of the fallen officers are engraved, border the park.  The names of the fallen officers are displayed in random order on the Memorial Wall. An annual candlelight vigil held is held each year during National Police Week in May adds new names of fallen officers to the Memorial.  At each of the pathway entrances  a statuary grouping of an adult lion protecting its cubs sculpted by Raymond Kaskey symbolizes the protective role of our law officers.  Open: Daily Admission: Free  Metro: Judiciary Square 
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