National Law Enforcement Memorial

National Law Enforcement Memorial

National Law Enforcement Memorial

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about National Law Enforcement Memorial in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors police officers killed in the line of duty and provides a quiet place for survivors to mourn and to heal. The memorial also serves as a positive image of law enforcement in America and is meant to ensure that slain law enforcement officers will never be forgotten in this lasting tribute. In June 1984, Congressman Mario Biaggi (D-NY), Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI), and Suzanne Sawyer, then the executive director of Concerns of Police Survivors and president of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, incorporated the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Craig Floyd was appointed executive director and a board of directors was created representing 15 national law enforcement groups. Each group donated $1,000 for office supplies to begin fund-raising for what the directors estimated would be the $5 million needed to build the memorial.

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