Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police
Mission Statement: “To build a fitting public memorial dedicated to those sworn law enforcement officers who lost their lives while performing their duty in Washington, D.C., and to establish a Metropolitan Police Museum to preserve their legacy and the history of policing in the Nation’s Capital.”
The purpose of this page is to bring attention to a project currently underway in Washington D.C. The majority of the information below comes directly from the memorial museums web site. It is a project deserving the recognition that the dedication and sacrifice it's officers have given to the city brought forward.
Motto: All Gave Some. Some Gave All.
The Board of Directors:
Don Blake – President, Board of Directors
Bob Arscott – Vice President, Board of Directors
Hector T. Dittamo – Secretary, Board of Directors
Danny Gregg – Treasurer, Board of Directors
Nick Breul – Member, Board of Directors
Tom Gallagher – Member, Board of Directors
Joe Gentile – Member, Board of Directors
Ades Law Group, P.C.- Legal Counsel to the Board of Directors
Our Honorary Chair will be announced.
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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In 2011, Retired Lieutenant Donald Blake put forth the idea that the memorial fountain that has sat in front of Police Headquarters since 1942, be repaired and made into a better memorial.photo
He was motivated by not only creating a fitting memorial for those who had given their lives in the service of the city, but by the sad and uninviting condition of the memorial fountain as it was.
It was an eyesore that was only turned on once a year for a memorial ceremony and filled with a product to turn the water blue to look more appealing. The location of the fountain is within sight of of the location of the soon to be built National Law Enforcement Museum, and a block away from the pristinely maintained National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall.
Don and his wife Terry felt strongly that our pathetic and crumbling memorial was an embarrassment and something needed to be done.
After a few bumps, a memorial project committee was formed, but not without careful guidance and advice from Tom Gallagher, who has experience in project management. After identifying the appropriate stake holders, a board was established with the blessing of Chief of Police, Cathy Lanier.
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department has a rich history, with plenty of 1930 motorman with plenty of interesting stories and harrowing experiences, stories of self-sacrifice and everyday heroic actions that ultimately serve to protect the people of this important and bustling city.
A collection of stories and artifacts will be an important part of our attempting to honor the thousands of police officers who have served the city over its lifetime.
The Museum will be an exciting place for visitors to see what it’s been like over the years to walk in the steps of a Washington, DC police officer.
Stay tuned for reports of our progress of constructing the Museum.
Also see our online Photo Gallery of Historical Photos.
Donation & Memorabilia information is posted at the bottom of the page
The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum announce that the City of Washington, D.C. has agreed to provide land for the new memorial to be built on the plaza between the Henry J. Daly Building (police headquarters) and the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse (Superior Court).
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier has allocated space inside the police headquarters building for the museum portion of the project.
As the project moves forward additional photos will be provided.
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum gratefully appreciates and accepts donations in any amount. We are a 501(c)3 entity (final IRS approval pending) ; therefore your donations are tax deductible.
To make a donation by check, please make payable to: DC Police Memorial Fund
Donations should be mailed to:
The DC Police Memorial & Museum Fund
300 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
The DC Museum & Memorial is a 501(c)(3) Organization, (final IRS approval pending)
SIDE ONE - " Metropolitan Police Museum and Memorial" : Washington, D.C. encircling the coin identifies who and what the coin represents
In the center of the coin it shows the Police Call Box – The Logo of the Museum and Memorial with a police officer dressed in a uniformed of the 1800’s that represents our history.
SIDE TWO - "All Gave Some – Some Gave All " : Encircles the coin on a black rim as a sign of memorializing the fallen. The center of the coin depicts the original Metropolitan Police Badge in 1861. The badge has a chain attached at the top encircling the badge. This chain was used to secure the badge to the officers clothing.
THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT'S :
The Christmas ornament "A" shows a replica of the M.P.D. badge with our logo, the police call box, in the center with the date of our birth and the American and DC flags on each side of the badge. It has a blue ribbon to hang the ornament on the tree with Christmas 2014 indicating our first Christmas ornament. Ornament "B" is Chief Cullinane with the famous photo taken for TIME Magazine in 1958 Ornament "C" is their badge, one style past with the year they were formed on it, 1861. Ornament "D" honors the fallen MPDC Officers.
There are three ways someone can order these items. They are $20.00 each, includes shipping and handling. The past ornaments have been greatly reduced in price as the form shows.
1. Log onto: www.dcpolicememorial.org and purchase on line using PayPal, just click here
2. Mail a check payable to: DC Police Memorial Fund, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 4067, Washington, DC, 20001. Please specify if you want the coin or Christmas ornament and provide your return address.
3. Purchase directly from the FOP Gift Shop
4. Use the order form below, just print it out..
If anyone has questions they can log onto the website and submit them accordingly.
"2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017" Christmas Ornaments
In the original silver Metropolitan Police of DC, the outline of our nation’s capital is proudly displayed in the background with the year 1861, the year of the MPD’s founding. The words “DC Police Memorial Christmas 2016” are featured with a silver wreath around the edge of the ornament. The words DC Police Memorial, Christmas 2016 inset in a police blue background.
Each donation supports the construction of a fitting memorial to honor the sacrifices of the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC, who have been killed in the line of duty.
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Faith and Confidence is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph from 1958 that was shot by William C. Beall. It depicts a young boy and a policeman interacting during a Chinese New Year parade in Washington, DC. The photograph was incredibly popular, featured in LIFE magazine and becoming the logo for the DC Boys Club. The picture was taken as Allan Weaver, who was two years old at the time, was trying to get closer to the colorful Chinese dragon and amazing fireworks of the parade.
At the time, Weaver’s father was stationed in Japan. When Maurice Cullinane leaned down and told him to make sure he didn’t get too close, Weaver asked him if he was a marine.
Maurice was relatively new to the police force and had joined because his father, grandfather, and two uncles had all served under it. In 1974, Cullinane became the Chief of Police, playing a key role in the 1977 Hanafi Siege before retiring the next year. Weaver went on to live a relatively normal life, moving to California and becoming Orson Welles’s personal assistant before settling into his current occupation as a lighting consultant. Both Weaver and Cullinane have the picture hanging in their living rooms.
"2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017" Christmas Ornaments