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Officers Killed on This Day in History
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy Marshal Jacob G. Owens
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1872
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Posseman William Beck
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1872
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Constable Joseph A. "Joe" Hall
Grimes County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1898
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Henderson Police Department, North Carolina

Policeman John Robertson
Henderson Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, April 16, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Alfred A. Selleck
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

Deputy Game Warden Ernest Raynaud
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1913
Cause of Death: Assault

Marshal Clem Howard
Chauncey Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputized Civilian Lewis Blair
Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputized Civilian Charles Lathrop
Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Herzog
Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fresno Police Department, California

Officer Charles L. Rouse
Fresno Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Patrolman William C. Boers
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff R. W. "Bob" Gray
Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Mounted Guard Clarence Meek Childress
United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Thomasville Police Department, North Carolina

Chief J. E. Taylor
Thomasville Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

Warehouse Agent Robert G. Anderson
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, US
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pottsville Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Morgan E. Skidmore
Pottsville Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman George Zientara
Toledo Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Edward Sylvester Kinsey
Monroe County Sheriff's Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff William C. Williams, Jr.
Harris County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer George Schrameyer
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Highway Patrolman Aubrey Lee Moore
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1932
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Captain James L. Daniels
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1933
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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

Special Agent Leroy Richard Wood
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Constable - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Constable Martin Pluter
Pennsylvania State Constable - Allegheny County, PA
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Myron Kohler
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1939
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska

Correctional Officer John Claussen
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, NE
EOW: Friday, April 16, 1954
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Andrew J. Reynolds
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1955
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

Deputy Warden Theodore Rothe
Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, MT
EOW: Thursday, April 16, 1959
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Border Patrol Inspector Archie L. Jennings
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1960
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff Edward G. Byrne
Marion County Sheriff's Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman Jerrell P. Vaughan
North Little Rock Police Department, AR
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Buford R. Bunch
Jasper County Sheriff's Office, MS
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bellevue Police Department, Iowa

Chief of Police Earl H. Berendes
Bellevue Police Department, IA
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1969
Cause of Death: Assault

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer Alfred Baird
Asheville Police Department, NC
EOW: Sunday, April 16, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Costilla County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff Rudolpho Filberto Sanchez
Costilla County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Highland Park Police Department, Michigan

Detective John Paul Tsolis
Highland Park Police Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, April 16, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hyde County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Archie T. Wahab
Hyde County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1975
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper Lewis Edward Phillips
Indiana State Police, IN
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1975
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Friday, April 16, 1976
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman Steven Albert Poetker
Waldo Police Department, AR
EOW: Friday, April 16, 1976
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman John H. Allen
Waldo Police Department, AR
EOW: Friday, April 16, 1976
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Benton Paul Bordelon
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

Detective Edward T. Cody
Hartford Police Department, CT
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hoquiam Police Department, Washington

Patrolman Donald Martin Burke
Hoquiam Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer John J. O'Brien
St. Paul Police Department, MN
EOW: Thursday, April 16, 1981
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Knott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Randall Cook
Knott County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, April 16, 1982
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Sergeant Larrell Kent Smith
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Police Officer Clifford William George
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Thursday, April 16, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boulder Police Department, Colorado

Officer Beth Haynes
Boulder Police Department, CO
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 1994
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kentucky

Investigator Brandon Heath Thacker
Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, KY
EOW: Thursday, April 16, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

Officer James Robert Snedigar
Chandler Police Department, AZ
EOW: Friday, April 16, 1999
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Charles Randal "Randy" Smith
Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department, LA
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

LaGrange Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer Eddie Mundo, Jr.
LaGrange Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Belmont Police Department, North Carolina

Captain Byron Douglas Carpenter
Belmont Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, April 16, 2005
Cause of Death: Heart attack

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 55

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 4
Gunfire: 38
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 2
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 2
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 3
California: 3
Colorado: 2
Connecticut: 1
Indiana: 2
Iowa: 2
Kentucky: 3
Louisiana: 3
Maryland: 1
Michigan: 3
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 1
Montana: 1
Nebraska: 1
New York: 2
North Carolina: 5
Ohio: 4
Pennsylvania: 2
Texas: 4
U.S. Government: 6
Washington: 3
 
 
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