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Police heroes come in many forms. On the Police Heroes topic page, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities.

In my last week at the police academy, no one had any hope I would pass the NRA bullseye qualification course, that is except for Sergeant Bob Muth
Not only does playing the bagpipes relieve stress, it can also bring a much needed sense of purpose
In a heartfelt tribute, the Chicago Police Department honored fallen officers Aréanah Preston and Andrés Vásquez-Lasso
Did Columbus Police Officer Mike Plumb make the best shot ever?
Police officers and LE supporters explain why attending Police Week matters while LEOs stand watch for the fallen at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
These teams come together to honor the memory of fallen officers and demonstrate their skills in ceremonial duties
Frank Ray, a retired New Mexico police officer and country music recording artist, sang the national anthem and performed poignant musical tributes
During National Police Week, Ray paid his respects to Sgt. James Stanwood Noyes, an officer whose story is marked by bravery and tragic loss
During National Police Week, we caught up with Frank Ray, who now serves as NLEOMF’s honorary Chief Ambassador and advocates for responders’ mental health
This year’s honorees include 118 officers killed in the line of duty in 2023, along with 164 who died in previous years
Experience the finale of the Police Unity Tour through Police1’s live coverage as riders reached the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Since its inception in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has donated more than $33 million to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Officer Jacob Derbin, 23, had served with the Euclid Police Department for less than a year
The documentary explores the personal and professional lives of a diverse group of law enforcement officers
The museum is located across the street from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., allowing visitors to explore both in one visit
The memorial features the names of over 23,000 officers engraved on its curved marble walls
This year, 26 K-9s who died in the line of duty in 2023 will be honored at the memorial service, hosted by the National Police Dog Foundation
“When we lost one of our officers two years ago, I looked for poems that could comfort the family and officers but couldn’t find any,” K-9 Officer Isabel McDonald said
Miami-Dade Police Department K-9 Officer Isabel McDonald conveys a message of resilience and remembrance to the law enforcement community
Sheriff Scott Rose of the Officer Down Memorial podcast discusses the unseen burdens of law enforcement careers, the importance of mental health resources, and his efforts to ensure fallen officers are remembered
Molly Winters’ journey with C.O.P.S. as a widow of a fallen LEO showcases her transformation from tragedy to advocacy, highlighting the organization’s role in her life
Listen to Molly Winters recount her transformative journey with C.O.P.S., from grieving widow of a fallen law enforcement officer to passionate advocate
“We’re right here! We’re not going anywhere!” officers with the Emergency Services Unit assured the woman
K-9
The AKC Canine Officer program was created to recognize the important work that K-9 officers perform in public service roles for government agencies every day
Events will be held in-person in our nation’s capital, but there are still plenty of ways you can virtually observe and participate
“I wasn’t letting Eli out of my sight,” Officer Ashley Bergersen. “So when I put him on that gurney, I knew I was gonna...be with him until they told me to go home”
Lt. James Waller, a 22-year veteran of the Conroe Police Department, died at a hospital where he was taken after the tornado struck his home
Trooper Tanner Harrison rescued a child, who was unresponsive after falling into a pond, by providing first aid until they regained a pulse
“As soon as we heard the first kind of cry, a little cry or sigh, I was just kind of like, oh man, I’m glad that [he’s] breathing now,” Sergeant Michael Filandro said