East Potomac Park in Southwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Line of Duty
United States Park Police
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
The building in front of you serves as headquarters for the United States Park Police. Created by President George Washington in 1791, the U.S. Park Police functions as a unit of the National Park Service with jurisdiction in all parks. U.S. Park Police officers provide law enforcement in the Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Officers investigate and detain those suspected of committing offenses against the United States. The U.S. Park Police also carries out services for many notable events conducted in the national Parks.
Several officers have paid the ultimate sacrifice while performing honorable duties for the safety and protection of the United States and its citizens. Their names are forever remembered and memorialized on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.
Vivian Eney Cross, Survivor
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is a special place for reflection. It is located on the 400 block of E Street,
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
Location. 38° 52.6′ N, 77° 2.055′ W. Marker is in Southwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in East Potomac Park. Marker is on Ohio Drive Southwest north of Buckeye Drive Southwest, on the right when traveling north. The Marker is in East Potomac Park, off the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Park Police Building - which is adjacent to the National Park Service, National Capital Region Headquarters - and across the access road from the facility's parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington DC 20242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cuban Friendship Urn (approx. Ό mile away); Thomas Jefferson Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Mason (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forgotten Founder (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Potomac's Miniature Golf Course (approx. 0.4 miles away); Underground Railroad and Waterway (approx. half a mile away); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (approx. half a mile away); Waterfront Industry and Commerce (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Washington.
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Also see . . . U.S. Park Police. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "park watchmen"
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 448 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.