Clint Eastwood to help build D.C.'s National Law Enforcement Museum

WASHINGTON (AP) - Clint Eastwood is joining an effort to build a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington to honor police officers and their history.

The museum's foundation announced Monday that Eastwood agreed to serve as its honorary chairman. He will help raise funds by creating a public service announcement campaign.

Last year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano broke ground for the project. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton also have championed the effort.

More than $43 million has been raised to date for the $80 million museum.

Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

The mostly underground museum will be built among the courthouses at Washington's Judiciary Square near a memorial that honors 19,000 officers killed in the line of duty.