Louisiana's Heroes

Inscribed on the four marble walls surrounding the center of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial are the names of over 400 Louisiana Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Beginning with Louisiana’s first line of duty death in 1870, through the current year, these heroes are honored for their service to their respective communities and for the sacrifice they made protecting the citizens of Louisiana.

" May these walls never be filled.”


      As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to carry out our work of honoring and remembering the heroes of Louisiana’s law enforcement.

     We deeply appreciate the support of all of our donors. Among other things, your contributions enable us to maintain the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial as a special place of honor that is visited by surviving family members and to hold the annual Candlelight Vigil during National Police Week.

     Donations can be mailed to PO Box 851050, New Orleans, LA 70185 or made as an Online Donation.

     Thank you for your continued support.

"Honoring Louisiana’s Fallen Heroes"


Annual Memorial Service

     Each year during National Police Week, a candlelight vigil and memorial service is held at the monument where the names of the previous year’s fallen officers are dedicated. The surviving family members are recognized and presented with a token of remembrance in honor of their loved one. Following the memorial service, the Louisiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) holds a reception for the survivors, where previous years survivors are available as a means of support for the family and friends of the fallen officers.

“Honoring Service, Saluting Sacrifice”

“In Valor There Is Hope”


     The Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (LLEOM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of Louisiana Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, State Troopers, Correctional Officers, and Federal Agents killed in the line of duty.

     The LLEOM works hard to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of our fallen heroes.

"It is not how these officers died that
made them heroes, but how they lived.”


     The late Sergeant Ron Cannatella of the New Orleans Police Department was inspired to dedicate a memorial for Louisiana’s fallen officers after meeting with Craig Floyd, the C.E.O. of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC.

     In 1995, Sgt. Cannatella was standing in front of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home awaiting the procession of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. The serene setting in front of the funeral home struck him as the perfect place for the monument.

     After four years of fundraising and much hard work, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated on May 1, 2002 at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery.

     The Executive Board of the LLEOM is comprised of members of our states law enforcement and business community as well as surviving family members. The Executive Board was chaired by Melanie Cannatella, the widow of Sgt. Ron Cannatella from 2002-2015. In 2015 Matt Patin, who has been an active board member since 2004, was elected as Executive Director.

“Heroes Live Forever”

Memorial Site Address

Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, La 70124

Mailing Address

PO Box 851050
New Orleans, LA 70185
(For correspondence and donations)

Email & Social

Search for Louisiana’s Fallen Heroes

Officer Down Memorial Page

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

If your Department would like to participate in future Memorial Programs, please email info@lleom.com.