National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Break Ground on Congressionally Authorized Museum

Boston Police Officer Thomas Griffiths is scheduled to speak tomorrow at the groundbreaking for the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington DC. Officer Griffiths and his family will be in attendance to honor the memory of his brother, Boston Police Detective Sherman Griffiths, who died in the line of duty while serving a narcotics warrant during a 1988 drug raid. The Boston Police Department is pleased to have Officer Griffiths participate in this historic event and look forward to the completion of this meaningful project.

Below is the Media Advisory issued by the National Law Enforcement Museum. Media coverage is expected at the event and we hope local TV stations will consider contacting affiliates to obtain coverage for local broadcast. If you have any questions, please contact Media Relations 617-343-4520.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Break Ground on Congressionally Authorized Museum

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak

WHAT: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will formally mark groundbreaking for the National Law Enforcement Museum with a public ceremony. Celebrating an important new chapter in the history of law enforcement, the groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the future site of the mostly underground museum.

Projected to open in 2013, the National Law Enforcement Museum will be anarchitecturally inspiring, 55,000 square foot museum located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s JudiciarySquare. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education.

WHO: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Board of Directors and staff of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Law enforcement officers, friends and supporters

WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Future site of the National Law Enforcement Museum

400 Block of E Street, NW, Washington DC

Adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

More details on the Ceremony as well as other groundbreaking activities, including the Gala, can be found at: http://www.nleomf.org/museum/groundbreaking/