Painting by Diana Bienkowski
The Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial
The faces you will see throughout this website are those of Nebraska's law officers who have died or have been killed in the line of duty 134 men and women with stories reaching back to 1866. Each was a member of a family, a community, and dedicated his life to protecting the citizens of our state. In the end, each gave his life.
We honor them.
The Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial honors all of law enforcement. The Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial Committee was officially formed in 1992 with the goal of building a permanent memorial to honor these men and women, as well as those who daily answer the call to make our lives more safe and secure. The Memorial is located at Fonner Park in Grand Island. To date, the names of 134 men are etched into the structure's granite wall.
Completed in the Spring of 2007, the Memorial was dedicated on Monday May 11, 2009. Unfortunately, we continue to add the names of officers that have been killed or lost their lives in the performance of their duties. Donations are still welcome and will be used to help with the cost associated with engraving names on the wall, flags and incidental maintenance expenses. We also want to establish a fund that can be used to provide financial assistance for families who will, unfortunately, lose a loved one in the line of duty in Nebraska. We still need your help. Click on the “Donate Now” bar at the top of this and any page on the website and make a secure donation through PayPal. You may also mail a check to: Jones Bank, PO Box 469, Seward NE 68434
As you read through the rest of this site, you will learn more about the faces at the top of each page, the symbolism of the Memorial's design, and how the donations of so many are helping us complete it. This memorial will honor the men and women who protect us daily, and who have given their lives in service to us, the citizens of Nebraska.
2014 Memorial Ceremony:
Monday, May 12, 1000 hrs. at the NLEM site in Grand Island.
Google Map of Location
Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial Office
PO Box 595
Milford, NE 68405