Recent Historical Additions

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,822 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

25 Most Recent Additions

  • Automobile crash 1
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Exposure 1
  • Gunfire 15
  • Heart attack 2
  • Struck by train 1
  • Vehicle pursuit 1
  • Vehicular assault 3

Total Deaths by State

  • Illinois 1
  • Kentucky 5
  • Louisiana 1
  • Minnesota 1
  • Mississippi 1
  • Missouri 1
  • New Hampshire 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 1
  • North Carolina 2
  • Oklahoma 1
  • Railroad Police 5
  • Tennessee 1
  • Texas 1
  • Vermont 1
  • West Virginia 1

Warden Thomas Peter Sale

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, NC

EOW: Friday, January 28, 1916

Cause: Heart attack

Special Agent Bert Wootan

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, RR

EOW: Tuesday, August 25, 1914

Cause: Gunfire