About the DS Memorial
Honoring Our Fallen
The Diplomatic Security (DS) Memorial was dedicated on September 18, 2015, to honor the many individuals who have given their lives to support the mission of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
The DS Memorial consists of three components:
The DS Memorial Wall--A Visual Tribute
Located inside the main lobby of Diplomatic Security headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, the wall consists of a central plaque explaining the purpose of the DS Memorial and adjacent plaques listing the individual’s name, country of death, and year of death.
The Memorial Kiosk
Installed with the DS Memorial Wall, the kiosk displays information about Diplomatic Security and its personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. The information is searchable by name, year of death, country of death, and job position at time of death. Biographical information and quotes about the person are also displayed, if available.
The Memorial Website
Information about the DS Memorial and the names of the fallen personnel is available worldwide via the the DS Memorial website (www.dsmemorial.state.gov), Hosted in a special portion of the Diplomatic Security website, the online DS Memorial displays all names of the fallen and provides a search tool for locating individuals by several different criteria.