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The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Actors Richard Belzer and Vincent D’Onofrio and Others Headline the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial’s 20th Anniversary Gala

October 10, 2011

Washington, DC — On Wednesday evening, October 12, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will celebrate 20 years of honoring America’s law enforcement officers — especially our fallen heroes — at its 20th Anniversary Gala, being held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Gala benefits the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction across the street from the Memorial and planned to open in late 2013.

The star-studded event is being chaired by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and emceed by Richard Belzer of Law & Order: SVU. Also joining the celebration is actor and National Law Enforcement Museum National Spokesperson, Vincent D’Onofrio. Daniel Rodriguez, former Sergeant with the New York City Police Department, will provide the evening’s musical tributes. At the Gala, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will bestow its Distinguished Service Award to Dick Wolf, producer of the Law & Order franchise.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial’s 20th Anniversary Gala

The Honorable Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Richard Belzer
Law & Order: SVU

Vincent D’Onofrio
National Spokesperson, National Law Enforcement Museum

Daniel Rodriguez
Former Sergeant, New York City Police Department

Mark Wills
Country Music Star and Sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Craig W. Floyd
Chairman & CEO, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Special Guests
Corporate sponsors, government representatives, members of the law enforcement community, Memorial Fund Board of Directors, staff and supporters

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Reception at 6:00 p.m. EDT
Program and dinner begin at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The event will offer one of the first glimpses of the upcoming Museum’s Hall of Remembrance, an exhibit designed to tell the stories behind the names currently inscribed on the national monument in Washington’s Judiciary Square.

More details of the Gala can be found at:

Steve Groeninger | (202) 737-7135