The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial’s mission is to remember & honor Wisconsin law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
When incorporated the WLEM Board set forth four goals:
1. Building and maintaining a monument to honor Wisconsin law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
2. Organizing and conducting an annual memorial ceremony at the State Capitol to remember and honor Wisconsin officers who died in the line of duty and serving their communities.
3. Providing support and information to law enforcement officers, law enforcement agencies, survivors, and community groups who need help adjusting to and dealing with a line of duty death of a law enforcement officer.
4. Providing a means for individuals, businesses, and communities to express their appreciation for law enforcement officers.
The WLEM Board of Directors is elected from the membership. Most are either active or retired law enforcement officers. WLEM has three levels of membership.
Active Members: Active and retired law enforcement officials; representatives of law enforcement associations, organizations and support groups.
Honorary Members: Spouses and immediate family of Wisconsin law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty (exempt from dues).
Associate Members: Those who do not qualify for Active or Honorary membership. Associate members are not entitled to vote or serve on the Board they may however, serve on committees.