DC's Run for the Badge and the importance of supporting law enforcement
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — It’s been a tense climate for police officers lately, with many units under scrutiny in the wake of shootings. But let's not forget the commendable men and women who dedicate their life to law enforcement. DC's Annual Run for the Badge offers that recognition, and this morning Sgt. Greg Alemian of the DC Metropolitan Police Department as well as Craig Floyd, president of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fun, stopped by to tell us more. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund built and now operates and maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 20,789 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now building the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming.