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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

 
 
<i>Panel 3</i>: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial - Construction Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
1. Panel 3: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial - Construction Plaque
Inscription.
This Memorial was established by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, as directed by an Act of the United States Congress.
The authorizing law was sponsored by U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi
and U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, and was signed by President Ronald Reagan
on October 18, 1984. The Memorial was dedicated on October 15, 1991.

Craig W. Floyd chairman
Robert H. Frank Treasurer
Suzanne Fedore Sawyer secretary
George W. Mayo, Jr. Counsel

Board Member Organizations:
Concerns of Police Survivors - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Fraternal Order of Police – Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary
International Association of Chiefs of Police – International Brotherhood of Police Officers
International Union of Police Associations/AFL-CIO – National Association of Police Organizations
National Black Police Association – National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
National Sheriffs’ Association – Police Executive Research Forum
Police Foundation – United Federation of Police

Staff: Eunice Graves Fran Herron Kelley R. Lang Lynn Lyons-Wynne Paul Marcone Sabrina Montessa
James B. Peters Robyn M. Porter Tristan Roderick Donald E. Schaet
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Lion image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
2. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Lion
Jan C. Scruggs
James W. Scutt Judith Vallano Rebecca Benaglia Tammy Kennedy Wolfe

Davis Buckley Architect
Raymond Kaskey Studio Sculptors
Himes Associates, LTD Project Manager
The George Hyman Construction Company General Contractor


[Panel 1: Inscriptions at the north and south ends of the reflection pool]

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to
all law enforcement officers in the United States of America.
Inscribed on these walls are the names of those
men and women who died in the line of duty.

[Panel 2: Artistic rendering of a rose on an officer’s shield [the seal of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund] – in the deck, north end of the Memorial off F Street]


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Additional Inscriptions

[Northwestern corner, beneath one of the Memorial’s four large guardian lions]:

”It is not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how the lived.”
- Vivian Eney [Cross], survivor

[Northeastern corner ...]:

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth:
View of the Memorial's reflection pool with the image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
3. View of the Memorial's reflection pool with the
Panel 1 inscriptions visible on the north end south ends of the perimeter walls - at the top and bottom of photo.
but the righteous are as bold as a lion."
- Proverbs 28:1

[Southeastern corner ...]:

"In valor there is hope."
- Tacitus

[Southwestern corner ...]:

"Carved on these walls
is the story of America,
of a continuing quest to preserve
both democracy and decency,
and to protect a national treasure
that we call the American dream."
- President George H.W. Bush

 
Erected 1991 by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
 
Location. 38° 53.805′ N, 77° 1.05′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on F Street, NW west of 4th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover DC / Judiciary Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Building Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Courthouse Reborn (about 300 feet away); Sitting in Judgment
<i>Panel 2</i>: - the Seal of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
4. Panel 2: - the Seal of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
(about 600 feet away); Building Out the Square (about 700 feet away); Cristoforo Colombo (about 800 feet away); Senator Daniel Webster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Webster (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Judiciary Square.
 
More about this marker. The Memorial features four bronze lions - two male and two female — each watching over a pair of lion cubs. The adult lions were sculpted by Raymond Kaskey, the cubs by George Carr. Below each lion is carved a different quotation.
 
Also see . . .  National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. ... honors the more than 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty throughout history... . (Submitted on August 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Det. Donald J. Guilfoil; George Carr [sculptor]; Names of more than 1,900 Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in line of duty.
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroes
 
<center>Inscription, northwest corner-with officers' names below one of four guardian lions</cen<br> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
5.
Inscription, northwest corner-with officers' names below one of four guardian lions
”It is not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how the lived.” - Vivian Eney [Cross], survivor.
Inscription, northeast corner - with the second of two male lion guardians above officers' names. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
6. Inscription, northeast corner - with the second of two male lion guardians above officers' names.
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion."
- Proverbs 28:1
Inscription, southeast corner - with one of two female lion guardians overlooking image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
7. Inscription, southeast corner - with one of two female lion guardians overlooking
additional officers' names.
"In valor there is hope." - Tacitus.
Inscription, southwest corner - with the second lioness guardian image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
8. Inscription, southwest corner - with the second lioness guardian
and more of the 19,000+ officers' names.
"Here is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the 'American dream'." - President George H.W. Bush
"
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial - the east side pathway with a bronze lion (right) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
9. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial - the east side pathway with a bronze lion (right)
watching over innocent cubs at play (left).
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
10. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
- view southward, past the reflection pool, toward the DC Court of Appeals Building.
Close-up of lion cub sculpture at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
11. Close-up of lion cub sculpture at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2016
12. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Marker
The marker is mounted to the outside of the retaining wall, on the southeastern corner of the memorial. It is seen here to the right of the stairs.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2012
13. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Judiciary Square Metro escalator at north entrance. Note flags of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (left) and the U.S.A. (right).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   11. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   12. submitted on October 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   13. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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