Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association
  • 1962
    • President Kennedy declares May 15th National Law Enforcement Memorial Day
  • 1974
    • LEMA established
  • 1977
    • The first Minnesota monument is erected at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
  • 1977
    • The participation at a Minnesota Officer's funeral
  • 1977
    • The Governor's memorial dinner and presentation of memorial plaques
  • 1979
    • First scholarships are awarded
  • 1983
    • First annual Law Enforcement Ecumenical Service is held
  • 1990
    • Education Bill for slain officer's survivors is passed by Minnesota legislature
  • 1991
    • The LEMA Honor Guard is established. Made up of officers from departments throughout Minnesota
  • 1995
    • The current monument is erected at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds
  • 1996
    • First LEMA sponsored Honor Guard Training Camp for officers around the nation
  • 1998
    • First Memorial 5K run
  • 1998
    • First Trooper Tim Bowe Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 2002
    • Grant from United Way to begin programs for emergency needs of survivors
  • 2003
    • Improved Survivor Benefits Bill is passed by MN Legislature
  • 2007
    • Program initiated between LEMA and the Minnesota Bar Association to provide free legal services to prepare basic estate planning documents for law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMT’s, correctional officers and survivors