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‘Keeping names off the wall’: How NLEOMF works to prioritize officer safety

NLEOMF’s Troy Anderson on how the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund works to improve officer safety in the field

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If you have not had a chance to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC – go now – not now, but right now. Visiting this memorial to American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty is a moving and humbling experience.

Each year, in preparation for Police1’s coverage of National Police Week, we speak with someone from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the organization that built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. NLEOMF is a principal organizer of National Police Week events, including the annual Candlelight Vigil held each May 13 to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.

In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley sits down with Troy Anderson, the executive director of officer safety and wellness at NLEOMF to discuss officer safety trends nationwide.

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