This list was made to assist people visiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, who have an interest in locating the names of fallen United States Park Police officers. The document (See Link Below) lists the names, end of watch dates (EOW), and NLEOM panel locations, for the 13 United States Park Police Officers honored at the Memorial, three different ways:
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DC FOP Lodge #1, FOP Auxiliary, DC MPD and DC-COPS are co-hosting the 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Visitation increased 41% in the National Park Service (NPS), National Capital Region (Washington, DC Metropolitan Area), between 1990 and 2015. According to NPS records during that 25-year period, visits rose from 33 million to 56 million. (See: A)
Closely matching the increase in visitation was a 43% population increase in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington Metropolitan Area between 1990 and 2017. During that time, the population grew from 6.7 million to 9.6 million. (See: B)
The United States Park Police (USPP) is understaffed and under equipped. The evidence of this is substantial but, the National Park Service (NPS) has recklessly ignored the evidence for decades. Their long-term neglect of the USPP’s operational readiness issues and an inability to grasp the current threat environment have resulted in a police force that cannot effectively patrol, investigate crimes, or respond to critical incidents. The NPS must be compelled to address these issues immediately, the safety of the public and some of our Nation’s most treasured cultural resources are at risk.