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Brooke County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Lieutenant Joseph Paul Campagna
Brooke County Sheriff's Office, WV
EOW: Thursday, March 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Inspector Ralph Cosmer Young
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, CT
EOW: Thursday, September 30, 1920
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Greene County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Kinser
Greene County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Friday, May 15, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Robert Flenner
Waynesboro Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, December 18, 1908
Cause of Death: Assault

Pennsylvania State Constable - Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Constable Henry Unger
Pennsylvania State Constable - Franklin County, PA
EOW: Tuesday, October 13, 1863
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Elyria Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Bradley T. Scott
Elyria Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, August 27, 2004
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Hillsborough County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire

Guard George Garceau
Hillsborough County Department of Corrections, NH
EOW: Monday, March 28, 1960
Cause of Death: Assault

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, Illinois

Guard George Joseph Turley
Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Tuesday, August 14, 1951
Cause of Death: Assault

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Lieutenant Elijah Newton Boileau
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, February 24, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Police, Railroad Police

Special Agent Elmer Colby Matthews
Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Police, RR
EOW: Wednesday, August 18, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Leslie D. Johnson
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, March 27, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Johnsburg Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant William Gruenes
Johnsburg Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, January 24, 2003
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Campbell Township Constable's Office, Missouri

Deputy Constable Andrew J. Russell
Campbell Township Constable's Office, MO
EOW: Sunday, September 13, 1874
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Great Northern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Edward Patrick Savage
Great Northern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, January 23, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Policeman Paul Gleason Montgomery
Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, October 3, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Ramsey D. Blackburn
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, January 2, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Phoenix Police Department, Illinois

Special Police Officer Joseph Eonikos
Phoenix Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, April 6, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Thomas P. Griffin
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, November 15, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cheshire County Sheriff's Office, New Hampshire

Deputy Sheriff John Stratton Walker, Sr.
Cheshire County Sheriff's Office, NH
EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1886
Cause of Death: Assault

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Special Deputy Samuel John Mautz
Franklin County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Monday, July 11, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sacramento Police Department, California

Police Officer Frank A. Lungershausen
Sacramento Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, December 27, 1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Union Parish Ward 8 Constable's Office, Louisiana

Constable John Nimrod Ferguson
Union Parish Ward 8 Constable's Office, LA
EOW: Friday, December 16, 1887
Cause of Death: Gunfire

State College Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant Matthew Arnold Seckinger
State College Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, April 10, 1968
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

Wildlife Agent Grover Cleveland Quinn, Jr.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC
EOW: Friday, March 25, 1949
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

Game Protector Amos Monroe Boudreaux
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC
EOW: Tuesday, April 10, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,540 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Assault: 4
Automobile accident: 3
Gunfire: 13
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 1
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

California: 1
Connecticut: 1
Illinois: 3
Louisiana: 1
Missouri: 2
New Hampshire: 2
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 2
Pennsylvania: 3
Railroad Police: 7
West Virginia: 1
 
 
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