East Potomac Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Line of Duty
—United States Park Police —
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
United States Park Police pay tribute to a fallen officer who died in the line of duty.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is a special place for reflection. It is located on the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Location. 38° 52.6′ N, 77° 2.055′ W. Marker is in East Potomac Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Ohio Drive, SW west of Buckeye Drive, SW. Touch for map. 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington DC 20242, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cuban Friendship Urn (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Jefferson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defender of Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gift of Friendship (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Banneker Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Banneker Circle: Vista to the Past (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gift of Trees - The 1910 Shipment (approx. 0.6 miles away); Air Mail (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . U.S. Park Police. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Law enforcement; "park watchmen"
Categories. • Heroes •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 20 times this year. 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.