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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Burlingame Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer Charles G. Bratton
Burlingame Police Department, KS
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1874
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Robert Lum
Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Wednesday, November 27, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff James Carlysle
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1880
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

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

Deputy Marshal Frank Dalton
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 1887
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bowie County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff David Morgan
Bowie County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Junius B. Slack
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1891
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Gordon County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff Noah H. McGinnis
Gordon County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Warmock
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 1898
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Haven Township Police Department, Ohio

Constable William L. Smith
New Haven Township Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Will Ward
San Diego County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1899
Cause of Death: Assault

Cobleskill Police Department, New York

Constable Mathew Wilson
Cobleskill Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer James Hume Smith, Jr.
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Barnesboro Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Samuel Taylor
Barnesboro Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Arkansas City Police Department, Kansas

Constable John J. Breene
Arkansas City Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Weber County Sheriff's Department, Utah

Chief Deputy Seymore Legrande Clark
Weber County Sheriff's Department, UT
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Andres Tirado
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 1910
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman James P. Wylie
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1911
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Thomas Finnelly
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kankakee City Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman August H. Dickman
Kankakee City Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

Game Protector John H. Woodruff
New York State Environmental Conservation Police, NY
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1919
Cause of Death: Assault

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Officer William Whitfield
Indianapolis Police Department, IN
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oregon State Traffic Division, Oregon

Officer Earl W. Perkins
Oregon State Traffic Division, OR
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1922
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman Robert C. Scudder
Wichita Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Peter Mellody
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Andover Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Robert Black
Andover Police Department, MA
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Sergeant Edward D. Perrin
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Assistant Superintendent James J. Hearn
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1930
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Ada Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer William "Bill" Pytchlyn
Ada Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent Herman Edward Hollis
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer Theodore E. Stevens
Seattle Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, November 27, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Ramsey
Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Francis R. O'Brien
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1944
Cause of Death: Fire

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia

Game Warden Cecil B. Bays
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VA
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Robert J. Crosby
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper Wayne W. Allman
Missouri State Highway Patrol, MO
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 1955
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer James F. Christie
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1961
Cause of Death: Heart attack

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Corporal Harry E. Robinson
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1962
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

Sergeant Julian Davis
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, MS
EOW: Wednesday, November 27, 1963
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

Sergeant Joseph A. Pol
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, MS
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1965
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Buffalo Police Department, New York

Patrolman William F. Gleisle
Buffalo Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Oliver J. Singleton
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greene County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff Donald G. Perry
Greene County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Benjamin N. Kealoha, Jr.
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Special Agent Pete Earl Lackey
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1972
Cause of Death: Stabbed

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Correctional Officer Jerry Sanders
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Tuesday, November 27, 1973
Cause of Death: Stabbed

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

Wildlife Officer Lloyd O'Neil Mayse
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Miami Police Department, Florida

Sergeant Laverne Daniel Schulz
South Miami Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1987
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Patrol Agent John Donald Keenan
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Monday, November 27, 1989
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective William T. Gunn
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, November 27, 1992
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mesa Police Department, Arizona

Officer Steven Paul Pollard
Mesa Police Department, AZ
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Hohenwald Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer Alan Matthew Ragsdale
Hohenwald Police Department, TN
EOW: Monday, November 27, 2000
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bristol Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer Mark Edward Vance
Bristol Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 2004
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wiggins Police Department, Mississippi

Patrol Officer Edward Odell Fite
Wiggins Police Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wiggins Police Department, Mississippi

Narcotics Investigator Brandon Douglas "Teddy" Breland
Wiggins Police Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, November 27, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff Steven Brent Lee, Sr.
Trinity County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, November 27, 2008
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 55

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 5
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 32
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 3
Motorcycle accident: 2
Stabbed: 5
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arizona: 1
California: 5
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Hawaii: 1
Illinois: 4
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 3
Kentucky: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Mississippi: 5
Missouri: 1
New Jersey: 1
New Mexico: 1
New York: 4
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 1
Oregon: 1
Pennsylvania: 3
Puerto Rico: 1
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 3
U.S. Government: 3
Utah: 1
Virginia: 1
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 1
 
 
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