371 fallen officers to be honored during 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
The officers will be honored in Washington on May 13 during Police Week
By PoliceOne Staff
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of fallen officers will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil in May.
The names of 371 officers in U.S. law enforcement will be formally dedicated on May 13 at the National Mall.
Among the list includes 158 officers who were killed in the line of duty along with 213 officers who were killed in previous years but had been lost to history until the Memorial Fund’s research. Out of that number, 87 officers died of illness related to 9/11 and the recovery efforts.
In addition to the 371 names, the Memorial already bears the names of 21,910 officers nationwide who have sacrificed their lives throughout history.
The names of the 371 officers being added to the National Memorial this year can be found on the NLEOMF’s website.