The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Click here to visit the website
PAST, & PRESENT Did you know there was a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial established in 1991? It honors all of America’s federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the Memorial’s blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 17,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1792.
Designed by Washington, D.C. architect Davis Buckley, the Memorial sits on three acres of federal park land called Judiciary Square. The site has served for some 200 years as the seat of our nation’s judicial branch of government. A glance around the space finds plush carpets of grass, nearly 60,000 plants and 128 trees decorating the Memorial grounds. Each year, around the first of April, some 14,000 orange and yellow daffodils make the Memorial one of Washington’s most spectacular attractions. Bordering the Memorial’s beautifully landscaped park are two tree-lined “pathways of remembrance” where the names of the fallen officers are engraved.
Each of the pathway entrances are adorned with a powerful statuary of an adult lion protecting its cubs. The bronze statues were sculpted by Raymond Kaskey. They symbolize the protective role of our law officers and convey the strength, courage and valor that are the hallmarks of those who serve the law enforcement profession.
An inscription on the Memorial’s east wall explains the uplifting spirit that is felt by every visitor to the Memorial: “In valor there is hope”. President George Bush, Sr. assisted in the dedication of the memorial in 1991. Mag was one of three original corporate sponsors to the Memorial Fund. John Wyatt, Vice President of Sales, attended the event on behalf of Mag and remarked at the time that, “Mag’s contribution is our way of showing our gratitude for the support that Mag-Lite® flashlights have received from law enforcement officers across the nation.” Mag has supplemented its initial commitment during the past ten years in order to help ensure that the men and women who have laid down their lives for our protection will never be forgotten.