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Chief of Police Elmer Ritner Hollenbaugh
Newville Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, July 10, 1941
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr.
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Sunday, August 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Minersville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Milan Barber
Minersville Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, June 19, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Assistant County Detective George B. Knapp
Wayne County District Attorney's Office, PA
EOW: Thursday, May 3, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff William Arthur May
Alachua County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, April 22, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff John Henry Wiggins
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hinds County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Stirling White
Hinds County Sheriff's Office, MS
EOW: Tuesday, November 10, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Wilbur McKinley Brown
Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, December 15, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer Travis W. Greer
Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittston City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective Samuel Lucchino
Pittston City Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, July 21, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lock Haven Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Peter Griffin
Lock Haven Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, July 4, 1907
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Old Forge Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Patrick Rafferty
Old Forge Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, December 18, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Special Policeman T. Edgar Rice
Pennsylvania Coal and Iron Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, August 12, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Lester E. Roland
Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, August 23, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Lloyd James Spaur
Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, August 4, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Milford James Merrifield
Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, October 11, 1922
Cause of Death: Drowned

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff John "Frank" Keller
Greene County Sheriff's Office, MO
EOW: Tuesday, July 9, 1895
Cause of Death: Assault

Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Richard Kelly
Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, May 30, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greenville County Department of Public Safety - Detention Division, South Carolina

Jailer James Perry Bagwell
Greenville County Department of Public Safety - Detention Division, SC
EOW: Monday, August 3, 1970
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer James Reedy Booth
Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, August 30, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer Eugene Malici Feaster
Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, August 30, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

Deputy Sheriff Frank X. Mooney
Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, PA
EOW: Saturday, May 19, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

Deputy Sheriff George Ridgeway
Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, PA
EOW: Monday, December 5, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Oliver Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Auxiliary Police Officer William Paul Roth
Mount Oliver Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, January 26, 1963
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Mount Oliver Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Nicholas Clemens Thome
Mount Oliver Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, May 26, 1938
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,553 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Assault: 1
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 17
Heart attack: 4
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 1

 

By State

Florida: 2
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 1
Pennsylvania: 11
Railroad Police: 8
South Carolina: 1
U.S. Government: 1
 
 
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