Proceeds from the Untouchables Golf Classic help cover the annual costs of adding new names to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and to support other important programs. Their latest project is the construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum adjacent to the Memorial. This museum will be the national center for information on law enforcement history and safety.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring all of America’s law enforcement heroes – those who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to serve and protect. That mission is accomplished through the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, as well as programs such as Officer of the Month, Officer Roll Call and others.
About the Memorial
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nation’s monument to federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.
The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of over 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other monuments, this Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to its walls each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.
A number of commemorative ceremonies are held at the Memorial each year, and the site is visited by nearly a quarter million people annually. The Memorial’s beauty and tranquility make it a special place for reflection, contemplation or just a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
About the Fund
The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.
On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 58 hours. The Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
During the Vigil the names of officers who died in the line of duty the previous year, and the names of recently-discovered historic officers, are formally dedicated.