The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.
The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.
On February 26, 2013, Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati was shot and killed after leaving work at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, becoming the 26th BOP Employee to be struck down in the line of duty.
In 2015, Lt. Albarati's name was added to the Wall.
|Lt. Albarati's name appears at the bottom right of this panel.|