Recent Historical Additions

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 2,092 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

25 Most Recent Additions

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Accidental 1
  • Assault 5
  • Automobile crash 2
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Gunfire 10
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 1
  • Heart attack 1
  • Motorcycle crash 2
  • Stabbed 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Connecticut 1
  • Georgia 5
  • Kansas 1
  • Massachusetts 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 2
  • Ohio 2
  • Pennsylvania 1
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 7
  • West Virginia 1

Patrolman John Zinger

Pennsauken Township Police Department, NJ

EOW: Friday, August 1, 1924

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Guard Eustace Gay Hardman

West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, WV

EOW: Wednesday, November 22, 1939

Cause: Assault

Guard Alfred E. Schmidt

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, OH

EOW: Monday, September 2, 1940

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Guard Robert A. Kelley

Montgomery County Department of Corrections, PA

EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1971

Cause: Automobile crash