Legacy Partner Profile: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

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b2ap3_thumbnail_FallenOfficersHonoredNatlLawEnforcementFu4Fqh4kYvYl.jpgAs one of the World Police & Fire Games’ Legacy Partners, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund plays an important role in supporting the international multi-sport event taking place in Fairfax County this June.

A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. Besides maintaining the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located in the 400 block of E St., NW, the Memorial Fund is building the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum adjacent to the Memorial; is a principal organizer of National Police Week each May; organizes the Ride & Run to Remember in October; and serves as an information clearinghouse on line-of-duty officer deaths and fatality trends and issues.

The Memorial Fund is assisting with the planning and execution of the World Police & Fire Games’ Law Enforcement Memorial Service, which will take place at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Tues., June 30 at 8 p.m. The service – to be followed by a reception at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge – will feature a candlelight vigil honoring law enforcement professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty. Additionally, the Memorial Fund will have booths at both the Athletes Village and Games Expo located at Reston Town Center

“We look forward to meeting and interacting with the many first responders who will be participating in the Games this summer,” said Steve Groeninger, senior director of communications and marketing at the Memorial Fund. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with public safety professionals from all over the world and educate them about the Memorial Fund and its activities.”

“We are grateful to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for helping us make the first-ever Fairfax County-based World Police & Fire Games a truly meaningful and inspiring event,” said Bill Knight, Fairfax 2015 President and CEO.

The World Police & Fire Games will participated in Police Week from May 10-16 by manning the author’s table at the Memorial Fund’s National Police Week Retail Center located in the fellowship hall of First Trinity Lutheran Church at 309 E St., N.W. on Thurs., May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by having a booth at the “Tent City” exhibit area at 1880 2nd Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. To learn more about Police Week, please visit: www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek/ 

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