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Recent Historical Additions

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Sergeant Thomas J. Fonte
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, October 2, 1990
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective William B. Stanton
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, September 5, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lake City Police Department, Tennessee

Police Chief Julius Paul Cruze
Lake City Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, October 15, 1960
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Will Turner
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Saturday, April 27, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Lieutenant Lloyd Bernard Leaman
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, November 23, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Benjamin Kohut
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, April 15, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Frank McCaskey
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, April 2, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective James Moran
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, September 7, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Rogers Park Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Clarence H. Bixler
Rogers Park Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, June 22, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma

Master Patrolman Mitchell DeWayne Weeks
McAlester Police Department, OK
EOW: Friday, January 6, 2012
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Captain Albert M. Teeters
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Ames Police Department, Iowa

Sergeant Howard James Snider
Ames Police Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, June 17, 2012
Cause of Death: Drowned

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman John Francis Smith
Lynn Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, August 19, 1934
Cause of Death: Animal related

Estill County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Henry Thomas Reed
Estill County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, August 21, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Londonderry Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Sheryl A. Pierce
South Londonderry Township Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Sergeant Albert Jerry Picone
Lynn Police Department, MA
EOW: Monday, August 1, 1955
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Catoosa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Gregory Zane Owens, II
Catoosa Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, February 17, 2008
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Special Officer Ebenezer Neagles, Jr.
Lynn Police Department, MA
EOW: Monday, August 20, 1894
Cause of Death: Explosion

Turtle Creek Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer James McKeag
Turtle Creek Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, April 9, 1901
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Chief Deputy George E. Kemp
Walker County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Monday, August 8, 1955
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman George Hofmann
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, October 30, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Toliver Clayton Hearn
Walker County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, August 29, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Jasper N. Higginbotham
Nassau County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, July 21, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, September 30, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Earl R. Haslam
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, WI
EOW: Friday, January 4, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,335 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Animal related: 1
Drowned: 1
Duty related illness: 2
Explosion: 1
Gunfire: 11
Gunfire (Accidental): 3
Heart attack: 3
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by train: 1
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

California: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 2
Iowa: 1
Kentucky: 1
Massachusetts: 3
Oklahoma: 3
Pennsylvania: 4
Railroad Police: 5
Tennessee: 1
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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