National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial - Creaghe Family Historical Society

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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On October 15, 1991, The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated at 444 E street NW in the Judiciary Square are in Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to officers who have died in the line of duty, back to 1786. Over 23,000 names are engraved into curving low walls of limestone along tree lined paths.

In May 2022, Matthew Creaghe (Gen 12, #163) attended National Police Week in Washington, D.C. as one of the representatives of the Englewood, Colorado Police Department. One of the events was at the Memorial. There he found the name of his 3X great uncle, Gerald F. Creaghe, along the path. (See Gerald F. Creaghe – Ancestors)

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Photos courtesy Matthew Creaghe


Missing was the name, James A. Richmond who was killed with Gerald. It is not clear why he is not listed. This will be investigated with the hope of having him included.

Stephen Creaghe, August 8, 2022

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