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Fallen LEOs Honored During Virtual Vigil

May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — The annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil took place virtually this year due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

This year, the names of 307 fallen U.S. law enforcement officers—including several from Wisconsin—were formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during a virtual Candlelight Vigil held on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. CST.

Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

You can watch the 2020 Candlelight Vigil in its entirety. Alternatively, you can watch the segment dedicated to the officers from Wisconsin that were added this year.