The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial is a lasting tribute to law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty and a place of remembrance for families, friends and fellow officers.
Dedicated on May 1, 2006 the memorial sits in the shadow of the Temple of Justice overlooking Capitol Lake and the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains beyond. The beautifully designed memorial bears the names of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the state of Washington from territorial days to present. Names engraved in the marble structure represent federal, state, county, city and tribal police agencies.
The WSLEM was designed by John Swanson, architect with the Portico Group. The General Contractor was Edifice Construction Company, Inc. both of Seattle, WA. The memorial was funded with private contributions.
Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to visit this exceptional site on the Capitol Campus. It is a place of remembrance and honor for those who sacrificed their lives in the service and protection of their communities.