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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer Roy W. Stewart
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, January 9, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Senior Criminal Investigator Stuart C. Cohen
Westchester County District Attorney's Office, NY
EOW: Sunday, April 8, 2007
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Master Sergeant Michael D. Harmon
Ohio Air National Guard - 178th Security Forces Squadron, OH
EOW: Thursday, January 31, 2002
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Sheriff Clyde E. Nichols
Washington County Sheriff's Office, IN
EOW: Wednesday, January 4, 1984
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Sidney Sam
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, June 16, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marshal Fred J. Schlote
Oconto Marshal's Office, NE
EOW: Sunday, July 2, 1967
Cause of Death: Assault

LaPorte Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Thomas Gregory Ciecka
LaPorte Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, September 5, 1962
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

Transport Officer Ernest S. Massengill
Tennessee Department of Correction, TN
EOW: Friday, December 6, 1957
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Bainbridge Department of Public Safety, Georgia

Police Officer Norman Murkerson
Bainbridge Department of Public Safety, GA
EOW: Wednesday, November 18, 1953
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective William E. Goles
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, January 19, 1947
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

Guard Glenn E. Johnston
Tennessee Department of Correction, TN
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bound Brook Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Samuel J. Kriney
Bound Brook Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, October 29, 1931
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff Louis A. Olivero
Jackson County Sheriff's Office, MO
EOW: Saturday, November 29, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Healdton Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer James H. Hutchison
Healdton Police Department, OK
EOW: Thursday, March 27, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman John J. Guthrie
Cambridge Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, December 26, 1926
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Howard O. Brewer
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Thursday, March 18, 1926
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Madison Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Joseph Zentgraf
Madison Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, September 8, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Brunswick Police Department, Georgia

Special Constable Marvin M. Wilder
Brunswick Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, December 24, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Jimmie Allen Barnett
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, April 29, 1975
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent John H. Nafziger
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, January 30, 1940
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Earl Scothorn
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, November 13, 1927
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Amite Police Department, Louisiana

Deputy Marshal Limus W. Moak
Amite Police Department, LA
EOW: Wednesday, March 23, 1921
Cause of Death: Assault

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Viola
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Thursday, June 3, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Deputy Sheriff J. T. Dixon
Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Tuesday, March 23, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chief of Police Beldon N. Little
Fort Payne Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,333 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 1
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 10
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 2
Struck by train: 3
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 3
Indiana: 2
Louisiana: 2
Massachusetts: 1
Missouri: 1
Nebraska: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 1
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 2
Railroad Police: 4
Tennessee: 2
 
 
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