YOUR MONTHLY ACCESS TO NEWS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM
Walk, Run, Bike, Swim, Dance and Get Moving!
Don't miss out! Sign up today and Move for the Badge — now through September 30! This flagship community event officially culminates on September 30, 2023, but you can get moving all September to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's vital mission.
Participating in Move for the Badge isn't just about generating support for our men and women in blue. It's also about having fun and building excitement for the National Law Enforcement Museum and the story of American Law Enforcement! Whether you're a seasoned athlete, a casual walker, or someone who simply loves a challenge, there's a way for everyone to participate.
Expanding Definitions of the Violence of Hate
When the "Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention" Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009, it expanded the definition of a hate crime in the United States to include crimes committed because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin of any person or the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person. The act both expanded the definition of a hate crime and provided funding and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to help them investigate and prosecute Hate Crimes more effectively. This program will feature a discussion of how this law has changed the way Hate Crimes are investigated and prosecuted in the United States and some of the training organizations like the Matthew Shepard Foundation are helping to provide for Law Enforcement Agencies to better prevent and police hate crimes in their own jurisdictions.
Monthly LODD Fatality Report
In August, 12 Fallen Heroes were designated as line-of-duty deaths. Their names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in April of 2024, and they will be honored and forever remembered. May their selflessness, bravery, and sacrifice never be forgotten.
First Ambassador Impact Award Winner Recognized
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is pleased to announce that Bill Swank, Senior Federal Agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will receive the first-ever Ambassador Impact Award. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund depends on the support of a special group of volunteers — called Ambassadors. The NLEOMF Ambassador Program identifies individuals in law enforcement across the nation who believe passionately in our mission to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve. These volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the successful realization of the mission goals tied to the Memorial, Museum, and Officer Safety and Wellness programs. The Ambassador Impact Award honors those driven by internal motivation to aid present-day law enforcement, as evident in their individual and vocational pursuits.
On September 29, 2023, Swank will be formally recognized for demonstrating his commitment to the local, county, and federal echelons at the 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception. To attend this special event at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, click the link below.
Support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund!
Donate today and you could take home BOTH Corvettes plus more! Use our special link and you'll get double bonus tickets with any donation of $25 or more! Use Code FLE2023C!
Family Fun at the National Law Enforcement Museum during the Police Weekend Open House!
On Saturday, September 30, experience a day filled with family-friendly activities, special demonstrations, and immersive educational experiences at the National Law Enforcement Museum. Witness the amazing MPD K-9 presentation and meet your furry heroes, engage in thrilling storytelling with a real-life officer, and unleash your creativity by designing your very own police patch!
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with law enforcement, learn about their vital role in society, and have a blast with engaging activities. This is event is fit for all ages — Register now and join us on Open House Day during Police Weekend!
Selling Is Good, but Donating Is Better
Selling your unused car is good but donating it to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is great! It could mean hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars in support of the Memorial Fund and you may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that's near and dear to your heart. Our vehicle donation program provides free pick-up and supports you through the entire donation process.
To learn more or to get started, call 855-500-RIDE (7433) or simply submit a secure online donation form using the link below. Our vehicle donation support team is available seven days a week. Running or not, donations like cars, trucks, boats—and everything in between—have great potential to keep NLEOMF’s programs running.
New Gear to Rep Our Heroes in Blue!