MN Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA)

A nonprofit organization

LEMA is dedicated to assisting the families and home agencies of those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.


* Preservation and maintenance of the law enforcement state memorial monument on the capitol grounds in St. Paul.

* Management and supervision of a 35 member volunteer state-wide honor guard which is involved in every fallen officer's funeral. Full honors are given which are similar to the U.S. Military. LEMA plays a critical role in paying last respects to an officer killed in the line of duty.

* Counseling for family members following the death of an officer.

* Financial assistance for the immediate needs of the family.

* Meet with the surviving family to assist in identifying and collecting all federal, state, and local benefits for surviving family members of the officer.

* Joint program with the National Financial Planning Association (Minnesota Chapter) which will assist recent survivors in establishing a monthly budget and the development of savings and investment plans. This is a pro-bono service.

* Managing and conducting services on National Law Enforcement Memorial Day (May 15) at the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Monument on the state capitol grounds in St. Paul.

* Conducting family survivor events during the year which provides survivors an opportunity to relate to each other and establish important contacts.

* Reach out to young children of fallen officers at Christmas time by shopping for a gift in memory of their fallen parent.

* Assisting law enforcement agencies in developing policies in the handling of line of duty deaths.

* Conducting an honor guard camp that trains officers from throughout the United States in order that their departments can properly develop honor guard units and manage fallen officer funerals.

* Joint program with the Minnesota Bar Association to provide free wills to all current officers and immediate family members of survivors.

Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) Non-Discrimination Statement

"The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) prohibits discrimination in sponsorship, volunteerism, membership, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preference, or any other legally protected status."

For additional information contact LEMA at (952) 406-8872

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Organization name

MN Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA)

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1670 S Robert Street #196
West Saint Paul, MN 55118



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