From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.
It may not be the largest or most well-known monument in Washington, D.C., but the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is certainly a moving tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities.
In America, a police officer is killed nearly every other day, on average. More than 62,000 officers are assaulted each year, and more than 21,000 are injured while on duty. In America today, 740,000 law enforcement officers are serving as the first line of defense between the criminal element and law abiding citizens.
Dedicated by President George Bush in 1991, the memorial honors America’s federal, state, and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, starting with the first recorded death of an American law enforcement officer, in 1792. Located in Judiciary Square, the memorial is an understated testament to the heroes who keep us safe every day.
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