This October, several events will be taking place to honor our fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice. While COVID-19 has caused challenges for all of us around the country, we are proud and thankful to once again gather to pay tribute to those who gave their all.
Run for the Badge 5K Run
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will be hosting the Run for the Badge 5K on Saturday, October 9. This event is held annually to create a sense of community and support for our law enforcement heroes. The race is on a closed course that starts and finishes at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum campus, which is located at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Those around the country can also take part virtually. Participants may register on-site on October 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET. Registration for remote participation will stay open through October 9 at 10 a.m. To register, visit tinyurl.com/a25aaxnn. Proceeds help support NLEOMF’s mission to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve.
Police Unity Tour Ride-In and Ceremony
Join leaders and members of the Police Unity Tour as they unite to ride “for those that died.” The purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The last leg of the trip, which will happen on Wednesday, October 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, will feature riders traveling 60 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. To help support the Police Unity Tour, please visit tinyurl.com/fbj2kpbu.
2021 Candlelight Vigil (RSVP Required)
For over three decades, NLEOMF has held a candlelight vigil to honor those who have died in the line of duty. While a virtual candlelight vigil was held in May, there will be an in-person gathering on Thursday, October 14, at 6 p.m. ET on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 12th Street and 14th Street, to honor our fallen heroes. This year, we pay special tribute to 701 fallen officers whose names were added to the Memorial in 2020 and 2021. Their names joined over 22,000 fallen officers already there, representing 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, federal law enforcement and military police agencies. For more information about the event, please visit tinyurl.com/4kemkush.