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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Launches New Audio Tribute Program

Program allows citizens to honor fallen law enforcement officers by funding the creation of audio tributes

February 1, 2012

Washington, DC — The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund launched a new Audio Tribute Program today, designed to share the stories of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The new program is a special way to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In fact, it encapsulates a well-known quote inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square, “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.”

Each audio tribute, approximately five minutes long, is created by a team of professionals, including audio engineers, researchers, script writers, and voice actors. The tributes contain many defining accomplishments and memorable quotes about an officer—bringing to life each captivating story. Once finished, these audio tributes will be housed in the National Law Enforcement Museum, accessible to Museum visitors online and in person when the Museum’s doors open in 2015. There, listeners will gain a greater understanding of the lives lived and sacrifices made by America’s fallen heroes.

“We are thrilled to offer this special opportunity to people across the country to help us document the lives of America’s peace officers in such a unique and lasting way,” said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman Craig W. Floyd. “Never before have Americans had the chance to ensure that stories about a loved one, colleague, neighbor or friend will be preserved for generations and shared with visitors of the National Law Enforcement Museum.”

The Audio Tribute Program is not exclusive; all Americans—individuals, businesses, civic groups and veterans organizations—are encouraged to get involved in helping create these beautiful tributes to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our nation’s law enforcement officers. Citizens can either fund an entire audio tribute or donate to support the Audio Tribute Program.

“The Audio Tribute Program gives grateful communities, businesses, law enforcement agencies and individual citizens an opportunity to express their appreciation for our officers by supporting an initiative that produces lasting tributes in their honor,” Mr. Floyd said. “What better way to honor America’s fallen officers than to help guarantee their individual stories are told in the nation’s museum about law enforcement?”

To learn more about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund or to donate to the Audio Tribute Program, or to get involved today, visit www.LawMemorial/AudioTribute.

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,660 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming.

To schedule an interview with Memorial Fund Chairman Craig W. Floyd, contact Steve Groeninger, sgroeninger@nleomf.org.

Steve Groeninger
steve@nleomf.org | (202) 737-7135