Recent news stories highlighting the National Law Enforcement Museum. (For information on acquiring or reprinting these stories, please contact the individual publications or media outlets.)
CRASH ANNIVERSARY: 35 year anniversary of the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 observed
Source: CNS Maryland - Capital News Service by Lauryn Froneberger
Date: February 1, 2017
Washington’s National Law Enforcement Museum remembered the 35th anniversary of the 1984 crash of an Air Florida jet into the 14th bridge with a discussion Tuesday night that featured the pilot of the helicopter that plucked several survivors out of the icy Potomac, the (former) local TV photographer who captured the rescues on video and former Washington Police Department detective. 74 people on board the plane were killed along with four motorists.
Heroes honored 35 years after deadly Air Florida Flight 90 plane crash
Source: WJLA | by Jay Korff/ABC7
Date: January 31, 2017
It’s a seminal moment in Washington D.C. history: the crash and subsequent rescue of passengers aboard doomed Air Florida Flight 90.
“I’d never seen anything like it,” Don Usher said.
Usher was the U.S. Park Police pilot who swooped in under horrendous conditions to pluck a number of surviving passengers to safety.
35 Years After Air Florida Crash, Helicopter Used in Daring Rescue Gets New Mission
Source: NBC4 by Mark Segraves
Date: January 13, 2017
The helicopter that saved five lives from the frozen Potomac River needed rescuing itself. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the restoration of one of the most famous choppers in history.
Answer Man: Why are police officers called 'cops'?
Source: Steve Pokin, SPOKIN@NEWS-LEADER.COM
Date: March 20, 2016
Answer Man: Why do they call police officers “cops”? And when did it start? I quickly called a real source, Rebecca Looney, deputy director of the National Law Enforcement Museum.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Build New Museum
Source: NBCDFW.COM By Don Peritz, Jr.
Date: February 1, 2016
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), authorized in 2000 by Congress and then U.S. President Bill Clinton, announced days ago that it has successfully secured tax-exempt bond financing to build the first national museum designed to tell the story of American law enforcement.
Law Enforcement Museum Inches Closer to Opening in Washington, DC, Video
Source: By Sarah Fulton
Date: August 13, 2015
J. Edgar Hoover had a collection of Asian art and a desk roughly the size smart car. Elliot Ness’ two-part paper badge is numbered 3423. The cryptic note on the tarot card left by the D.C. Snipers for police is written in blue ballpoint pen. Soon, the public will be able to see these items for themselves.
Future Fallen Officers Museum Planned in Washington D.C.
Source: Cristina Domingues, Time Warner Cable News
Date: May 15, 2015
The National Law Enforcement Officers Fund is still raising money toward a museum. The space will hold thousands of artifacts, with the idea of building a bridge between law enforcement and the community.
Henderson Police Officers Association Donates $25K to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial
Source: Savannah McBride, Fox 5 News
Date: January 22, 2015
Public-safety pros talk about police use of force
Source: Michelle Basch, WTOP
Date: December 4, 2014
ATF Houston to unveil model re-creation of controversial Waco standoff
Source: Dane Schiller, Houston Chronicle
Date: September 8, 2014