Officers’ Memorial Brings Thousands to DC to Honor Fallen Heroes

Built in 1992, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial holds the names of more than 20,000 names of officers killed in the line of duty.
During National Police Week, tens of thousands of officers from across the country come to the memorial to pay respects and remember the men and women that gave their lives to do their jobs, the same jobs they do themselves.

Names like Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield and Clare County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Sherwood are permanently carved into the memorial as the monument grows every year with more names added.

9&10’s Eric Lloyd and chief photojournalist Corey Adkins were at the memorial for Police Week and have more on the urge for police officers to visit the memorial every year.