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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant Joseph L. O'Brien
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, October 30, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gloucester Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer George A. Garland
Gloucester Police Department, MA
EOW: Wednesday, May 14, 1919
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Policeman William D. Bradley
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Friday, July 13, 1917
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Policeman John H. Bousman
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, August 10, 1922
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Oberlin Police Department, Ohio

Constable Franklin Stone
Oberlin Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, June 4, 1881
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

Trustee Guard Arnold Davis
Louisiana Department of Corrections, LA
EOW: Sunday, September 10, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

Guard James W. Fletcher
Louisiana Department of Corrections, LA
EOW: Sunday, September 10, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

Captain John A. Singleton
Louisiana Department of Corrections, LA
EOW: Tuesday, September 12, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Patrolman Alonzo Patrick O'Bryan
Louisiana State Police, LA
EOW: Wednesday, October 4, 1933
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

St. James Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff P. C. Simon
St. James Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Tuesday, May 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Keeper Andrew Van Kuren
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Friday, July 27, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood
Scott County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Friday, August 17, 1883
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Vernon Police Department, California

Deputy City Marshal Maurice W. Halloran
Vernon Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, November 15, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Frank L. Coe
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, February 11, 1921
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Sergeant Martin Arnold Stanton
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, September 27, 2010
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Rutherford County Constable's Office, Tennessee

Constable Abner Dement
Rutherford County Constable's Office, TN
EOW: Saturday, September 7, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff Forrest Lee Libscomb
Taylor County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 1933
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Athens Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman William Stecker
Athens Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, April 1, 1898
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

Night Marshal Sewell H. Burnett
Osceola Police Department, AR
EOW: Sunday, June 15, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Guthrie Police Department, Oklahoma

Patrolman Wilber H. Lester
Guthrie Police Department, OK
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Boleslaus J. "Bernard" Wozniak
Michigan Central Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, May 20, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

San Mateo Police Department, California

Special Officer Stephen Clark
San Mateo Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, August 19, 1956
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman James Crofton
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Monday, October 4, 1869
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Moultrie Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Julian Reed "Jack" Palmer
Moultrie Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, August 23, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer John A. Schmidt
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,733 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 14
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle crash: 2
Struck by train: 2
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Arkansas: 1
California: 3
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Louisiana: 7
Massachusetts: 1
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
Railroad Police: 4
Tennessee: 2
 
 
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