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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil

May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

WASHINGTON — The annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil will take place virtually this year due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

For over 30 years, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has held a Candlelight Vigil to honor those who have died in the line of duty.

This year, the names of fallen U.S. law enforcement officers—including Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Ritter and Racine Police Officer John Hetland—will be formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during a virtual Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. CST.

During the virtual Candlelight Vigil, the names of each of the 307 men and women that will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial this year will be read aloud in memory of their sacrifice.

“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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Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil

Organizer

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Phone:
202-737-3400
Email:
donorservices@nleomf.org
Website:
https://nleomf.org/

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