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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Review

These 3-foot-high walls bear the names of approximately 20,000 American police officers killed in the line of duty since 1791. On the third line of panel 13W are the names of six officers killed by William Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid. J. D. Tippit, the Dallas policeman killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, is honored on the ninth line of panel 63E. Other names include the 72 officers who died due to 9/11. Directories there allow you to look up officers by name, date of death, state, and department. Call to arrange for a free tour. A National Law Enforcement Museum is in the works, scheduled for completion by mid 2015; until then, a small visitor center (400 7th St. NW) has a computer for looking up names, a display on the history of law enforcement, and a small gift shop. For a self-guided cell phone tour, call 202/747–3461.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 400 block of E St. NW, Penn Quarter, Washington, DC 20004 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/737–3400
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 9–5, Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
  • Website:
  • Metro Judiciary Square.
  • Location: Penn Quarter
Updated: 06-05-2013

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