In 2000 while working Security at a location on the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas, Steven Royce came across the Texas Peace Officer Memorial. While reading all the names on the wall, knowing the similarities of the job duties and dangers that go along with it the security profession Mr. Royce thought about the fallen security officers are killed in the line of duty.
Mr. Royce began researching to see if there was a state or national security memorial. During the course of the research the only memorial that he could find was the National Law Enforcement Memorial and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial along with several state level memorials.
In 2013 Mr. Royce formed a group names "National Security Officers Memorial Foundation" as a research group with the mission of establishing the first ever physical security officer memorial. Throughout the research process it was determined that the need of the memorial stretched beyond fallen security officers but also to included other job titles within the security profession. Those professional titles include Security Officers, Security Guards, Private Protection Officers, Personal Protection Officers, Private Investigators, Loss Prevention Personnel, Park Rangers (Non-Law Enforcement), Bail / Surety Recovery Personnel, Special Police Officers & Private Police Officers (Non-Sworn Peace Officers).
On August 20, 2018 the Secretary of State of the State of Texas authorized the registration and creation of the National Security Officers Memorial Foundation, Ltd. The NSOMF mission is the creation of the National Security Memorial that will house the names of all fallen security professionals who have died in the line of duty within the United States of America and its territories.