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Recent Historical Additions

Hayfield Police Department, Minnesota

Chief of Police Douglas Eugene Claassen
Hayfield Police Department, MN
EOW: Saturday, March 13, 1999
Cause of Death: Assault

Arizona Livestock Sanitary Board, Arizona

Cattle Inspector Oscar McAda
Arizona Livestock Sanitary Board, AZ
EOW: Sunday, August 8, 1937
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Vermont Department of Corrections, Vermont

Keeper Thomas Hewlett
Vermont Department of Corrections, VT
EOW: Friday, December 2, 1814
Cause of Death: Stabbed

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Private First Class Charles J. Miller
United States Army Military Police Corps, US
EOW: Monday, September 30, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

Assistant Provost Marshal John B. Cook
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, US
EOW: Sunday, March 5, 1865
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff Jesse E. Hood
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Monday, February 8, 1932
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal Clement McCausland
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, February 23, 1872
Cause of Death: Exposure

Trinidad Police Department, Colorado

Policeman John Solomon
Trinidad Police Department, CO
EOW: Thursday, November 21, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Charles Silverside
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, July 12, 1909
Cause of Death: Struck by train

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

Special Officer George W. LaPorte
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, March 21, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Urmson Leroy Strayer
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Friday, July 8, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Plymouth Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrol Officer James Price
Plymouth Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, April 18, 1934
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Richard V. Mahoney
Erie Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1928
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Herbert Mitchell Gash
Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, July 29, 1958
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Marion Layne
Floyd County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Charles A. Lowery, Jr.
Erie Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, April 10, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Cornelius Rain
Alachua County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Thursday, February 21, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

District of Columbia Department of Corrections, District of Columbia

Guard Lewis Washington Roper
District of Columbia Department of Corrections, DC
EOW: Tuesday, April 3, 1917
Cause of Death: Assault

Westmont Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Ralph Clair Herrod
Westmont Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, May 30, 1945
Cause of Death: Animal related

Houtzdale Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Alvin Isiaah Barrett
Houtzdale Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, September 3, 1965
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

Sergeant William Rollin Brand
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, IN
EOW: Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gardena Police Department, California

Police Officer Robert D. Melton
Gardena Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, November 1, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent William Kary Reynolds
Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, February 24, 1921
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Berry John Butcher
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, July 10, 1920
Cause of Death: Train accident

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Jesse Shisler
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, October 16, 1899
Cause of Death: Struck by train

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,579 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Animal related: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 1
Exposure: 1
Gunfire: 11
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 3
Struck by vehicle: 1
Train accident: 1
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Arizona: 2
California: 1
Colorado: 1
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 1
Indiana: 1
Kentucky: 1
Minnesota: 1
Pennsylvania: 4
Railroad Police: 8
U.S. Government: 3
Vermont: 1
 
 
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