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2005_DC_Law_BlueM_05051018DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2005)
Once a year, there's a National Police Week which honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. To kick it off is a "blue mass" at the nearby St Patrick's Cathedral. I happened on the event this year, which was the 11th annual one. Present was Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
2010_DC_Law_BlueM_100504143DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2010)
All parishioners and friends of St. Patrick's Catholic Church are cordially invited to join hundreds of first responders from around the country at St. Patrick's 16th Annual Blue Mass. Held each year at the beginning of National Police Week, we pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember...
1998_DC_Law_Candlelight_98051312DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (1998)
2005_DC_Law_Candlelight_05051366DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2005)
17th Annual Candlelight Vigil: National Police Week 2005. There was a program which featured comments by Craig Floyd (the chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and others. After that, a reading of the names newly engraved on the Memorial...
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightC_07051360DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Ceremony
I was wayyyy back during the actual ceremony so don't expect those pictures to be great but the candlelight part went well as did the pictures afterward. You'll see some decent pictures of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Craig Floyd, Chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial...
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightP_07051391DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Pre-ceremony events
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightR_07051390DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Related images
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightC_08051379DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Ceremony
The official program for the evening (not all of which I got on film) was as follows:
- Presentation of the Colors -- United States Park Police
- National Anthem -- Performed by Sergeant Michael Devine, New York City Police Department
- Invocation -- Reverend Kate Braestrup
- Welcoming Remarks...
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightP_08051339DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Pre-ceremony events
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightR_08051373DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Related images
2009_DC_Law_CandlelightC_09051392DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Ceremony
Program of the Evening:
- Opening Musical Tribute: Phoenix Police Department Honor Chorus
- Presentation of the Colors: United States Park Police
- National Anthem: Performed by Lieutenant Randy Sutton, Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Department
- Invocation: Officer Steven V. Hillman,...
2009_DC_Law_CandlelightR_09051372DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Related images
2012_DC_Law_Candlelight_120513109DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2012) -- Pre-ceremony events
I didn't stick around for the ceremony. It's gotten so big that there's really no way to get close enough to see the stage anymore.
2013_DC_Law_Candlelight_13051234DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2013) -- Preparation for ceremony
2016_DC_LawVC29DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum
They're working on the new one.
2017_DC_LawVC37DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum
2018_DC_LawVC197DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum -- Areas Not Covered Elsewhere
2018_DC_Law_OpeningCD_18101373DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum -- Event: Grand Opening Community Day
Join us for a free Grand Opening Community Day celebration 10 am until 5 pm as we proudly open our Museum doors to the public for the first time. There’ll be plenty to see and do inside and out.

We’re starting our Community Day with a celebration so big, we’ve taken over the block! This free event...
2018_DC_LawVCH178DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum -- Exhibit: History
2018_DC_LawVCR42DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum -- Exhibit: Reel to Real
1997_DC_Law3DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
1998_DC_Law4DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
An unusual series of photos since it shows the guys getting ready to unveil a new year's worth of the police honorees in the wall.
1999_DC_Law1DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2003_DC_Law3DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2005_DC_Law14DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
A couple of visits. ...
2006_DC_Law28DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Several visits here:
(060313) Nighttime visit.
(060517) These were taken a few days after the "thin blue line" ceremony. Lots of flowers and markers for slain police officers.
(060520) This includes an interesting sequence taken several weeks after Law Day as a squirrel goes from wreath to wreath...
2007_DC_Law19DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2008_DC_Law8DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2009_DC_Law55DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Including engraving the new names for the year.
2010_DC_Law14DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
They're working on re-inking the previous names on the memorial. They had been working for three months on the project and were almost done now.
2011_DC_Law42DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2015_DC_Law10DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2016_DC_Law13DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2017_DC_Law59DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Work begins on adding the names from 2016 to the memorial.
2018_DC_Law10DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2019_DC_Law38DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2020_10_26D_Law3DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2020_DC_Law46DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
They apparently had added some new names. The officers from the National Park Service were highlighted. Not a great time to be appreciated as a cop though.
2007_DC_LawVC12DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Visitor Center
2014_DC_Law_Thunder_14052419DC -- Rolling Thunder @ Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2018_DC_Law_Thunder_18052645DC -- Rolling Thunder @ Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2021_01_06C1_Losers2021322DC -- Rally: Trump Losers March on the Capitol
This was the last-chance day for supporters of the child president to overthrow democracy. After I left, the anti-democracy protestors stormed the US Capitol claiming they were protecting the Constitution while destroying it. (Partially reviewed)
2021_01_14C1_Loser_Protest_Misc55DC -- Rally: Trump Losers March on the Capitol (Inauguration minus 6 days) -- Barriers continue going up (Partially reviewed)
2021_01_24B3_NGAEW_Bldg7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space (Partially reviewed)
2021_01_17B1_Loser_Protest_Misc111DC -- Rally: Trump Losers March on the Capitol (Inauguration minus 3 days) -- Barriers continue going up (Partially reviewed)
2021_01_20B1_NCath_Inaug57DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Illumination for Biden Inauguration (Partially reviewed)


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