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National Law Enforcement Museum and Target® to Host ‘Witness to History: Washington, DC-Area Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later’

August 21, 2012

Washington, DC–On September 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm, the next event in the National Law Enforcement Museum’s Witness to History panel discussion series will re-examine the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper case 10 years later, with featured guests: Chief Charles Deane, Prince William County (VA) Police Department; Mr. Josh White, investigative reporter for the Washington Post; Chief Charles Moose (ret.), Montgomery County (MD) Police Department; and Lieutenant David Reichenbaugh (ret.), Maryland State Police.

For three weeks in October 2002, the DC metropolitan area lived in fear of what was believed to be a single serial sniper who killed 10 people and wounded others in a series of random shootings in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Ultimately, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were convicted of several of those murders. Investigating and arresting the two perpetrators, who came to be known as “The Beltway Snipers,” involved hundreds of law enforcement officers from multiple local jurisdictions, as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the U.S. Secret Service; and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Sponsored by Target® and held in the Pew Charitable Trusts Building in northwest Washington, DC, Witness to History: Washington, DC-Area Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later will shed light on a case that involved one of the biggest manhunts in recent history and required the complicated coordination of multiple police agencies under intense media scrutiny and a barrage of misinformation, rumor, speculation, and criticism. The panel discussion, expected to present expert analysis and firsthand accounts from those closely tied to the investigation, will be moderated by Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. A Q&A session will allow audience members to interact with the panelists at the end of the discussion.


WHO:   

Chief Charles Deane,
Prince William County (VA) Police Department

Mr. Josh White,
investigative reporter for The Washington Post

Chief Charles Moose (ret.),
Montgomery County (MD) Police Department

Lieutenant David Reichenbaugh (ret.),
Maryland State Police

WHAT:   

National Law Enforcement Museum
Panel Discussion Series
Witness to History: Washington, DC-Area Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later

WHEN:   

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6 – 8 pm
Reception begins at 6:00 pm
Program to begin at 6:30 pm

WHERE:   

Pew Charitable Trusts Building
901 E Street NW 
Washington, DC 20004

Admission is free. This event is open to the public. Space is limited; registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. To register by Monday September 17, contact WitnessToHistory@nleomf.org or 202.737.3400. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum’s Witness to History program, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org/WitnesstoHistory.

NOTE: Media representatives planning to cover this event are asked to register, in advance, by contacting Steve Groeninger at steve@nleomf.org or 202.737.7135. Please provide your name and affiliation.


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About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 55,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be a mostly underground institution located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. Museum construction has commenced with a projected opening in late 2015. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984. The Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

Steve Groeninger
steve@nleomf.org | 202.737.7135