Statement on the Passing of Janet Reno by Memorial Fund President and CEO Craig W. Floyd
Washington, DC—This morning the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund lost a valued friend and advocate. Janet Reno, the first female Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001), passed away at her Florida home at the age of 78.
Ms. Reno was the keynote speaker at each of the eight Memorial Candlelight Vigils during her tenure as Attorney General. She was also a member of the National Honorary Campaign Committee in support of the campaign to build the National Law Enforcement Museum, which is now under construction in Washington, DC and scheduled to open in 2018.
For the many lasting contributions she made to the law enforcement profession and to the Memorial Fund’s mission, our organization presented her with our Distinguished Service Award in 2000. During the presentation of the award, Ms. Reno said, “This is one of the highest honors I could receive and I am proud to accept this award in the name of the people who are on the front lines for America.”
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 telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund built and now operates and maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 20,789 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now building the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.