Watch: Virtual candlelight vigil honors fallen LEOs

The virtual 32nd annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil honored 307 officers who died in the line of duty


PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — More than 300 fallen law enforcement officers were honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's virtual candlelight vigil Wednesday night.

This year, 307 names are being engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, bringing the total to 22,217 officers killed in the line of duty memorialized there, according to a NLEOMF press release

“The current health crisis we are facing will not deter us from honoring the fallen,” said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto. “By holding the annual Candlelight Vigil virtually, we have created an opportunity for the entire nation to light candles and stand in solidarity and support of the surviving families and law enforcement agencies."

Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

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