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

Special Agent Cyrus Butler
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, US
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1864
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Agent Garrett W. Freer
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, US
EOW: Monday, May 2, 1864
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Lieutenant John W. Morley
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1922
Cause of Death: Train accident

Santa Fe Police Department, New Mexico

Policeman Jose Antonio Griego
Santa Fe Police Department, NM
EOW: Thursday, July 15, 1880
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Lieutenant Charles Barker
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, February 16, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Gloucester Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer John M. Blake
Gloucester Police Department, MA
EOW: Friday, August 25, 1876
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Night Watchman William Lewis
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Friday, June 28, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rio Grande County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Undersheriff Zach Allen
Rio Grande County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Monday, August 9, 1875
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff Ora M. Nason
Bent County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1873
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Las Animas Police Department, Colorado

Town Constable Charles Kast
Las Animas Police Department, CO
EOW: Tuesday, February 8, 1876
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

Police Officer Alvin Phippenney
Pueblo Police Department, CO
EOW: Monday, June 30, 1879
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Night Marshal William Shea
Victor Marshal's Office, CO
EOW: Sunday, August 11, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marshal Casper Zweifel
Central Pueblo Marshal's Office, CO
EOW: Friday, July 25, 1884
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant Homer Elder
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Adolph Norbert Jindra
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, February 24, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marshall County Constable's Office, Alabama

Constable James S. Childress
Marshall County Constable's Office, AL
EOW: Thursday, December 14, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Frankfort Police Department, Kentucky

Policeman William H. Wilhelm, Jr.
Frankfort Police Department, KY
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wardell Police Department, Missouri

Constable W. J. Mooneyhan
Wardell Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Addison County Sheriff's Department, Vermont

Deputy Sheriff John Henry Collette
Addison County Sheriff's Department, VT
EOW: Sunday, July 17, 1932
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Cadet Policeman Floyd Alexander Hill
Atlanta Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, September 14, 1933
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Lawrence Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Eugene F. Scanlon, Sr.
Lawrence Police Department, MA
EOW: Saturday, February 12, 1972
Cause of Death: Assault

City Marshal Joseph H. Krechter
St. Paul Marshal's Office, OR
EOW: Tuesday, September 11, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Jailer Glenn Moore
Pike County Jail, KY
EOW: Sunday, July 12, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Watchman Theodore Franklin Wiser
Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, September 10, 1904
Cause of Death: Assault

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Andrew J. Hunter
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, January 29, 1917
Cause of Death: Struck by train

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,365 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: 13
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 3
Train accident: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Colorado: 6
Georgia: 1
Kentucky: 2
Massachusetts: 2
Missouri: 1
New Mexico: 1
Ohio: 1
Oregon: 1
Railroad Police: 6
U.S. Government: 2
Vermont: 1
 
 
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