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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.)

Answer Man: Why are police officers called 'cops'?
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

Road ID to Donate Up to $50,000 to First Responder Charities
Source: By
Date: June 16, 2014

Building Bridges with Stories: The National Law Enforcement Museum Uses Oral History to Connect to Citizenry
Source: By SY Choung, Plinth
Date: June 13, 2014

Transit police recall arresting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Source: By Cheryl Fiandaca, WHDH NBC 7
Date: April 9, 2014

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