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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 Leonard Armes
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1860
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Labette County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Undersheriff Henry Bodine
Labette County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 1870
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wood County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Volney Turner
Wood County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

Guard S. A. Walden
Tennessee Department of Correction, TN
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monroe Police Department, Louisiana

Officer W. J. Haynie
Monroe Police Department, LA
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Joseph S. Dawson
Cocke County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bakersfield Police Department, California

City Marshal Thomas Jefferson Packard
Bakersfield Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rawlins Police Department, Wyoming

Lieutenant Thomas J. Kling
Rawlins Police Department, WY
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rawlins Police Department, Wyoming

Police Officer John Baxter
Rawlins Police Department, WY
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Warrensburg Police Department, Missouri

Officer James E. Basham
Warrensburg Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Patrolman James O'Neill
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff W. H. McBride
Henderson County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Buffalo Police Department, New York

Detective John M. Dumke
Buffalo Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Officer Ula A. MacMahan
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Powell County Sheriff's Department, Montana

Undersheriff George Warburton
Powell County Sheriff's Department, MT
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

East Chicago Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Paul Budich
East Chicago Police Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman William J. Borgman
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Petaluma Police Department, California

Constable Rasmus L. Rasmussen
Petaluma Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Patrolman James A. Staggs
Des Moines Police Department, IA
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1928
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman W. R. Bridges
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

Policeman Sam F. Kaiser
Cook County Highway Police, IL
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Lynbrook Police Department, New York

Patrolman William Charles Everett
Lynbrook Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Ocala Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Nathan Hattaway
Ocala Police Department, FL
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Marlow Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer James Richard Hill
Marlow Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1936
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant William J. Gayne
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1936
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Eugene C. Brister
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hollandale Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police F. C. Pope
Hollandale Police Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Flem Johnson
Mingo County Sheriff's Office, WV
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1946
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

Game Warden Walter K. Krukow
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1947
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Animas Police Department, Colorado

Police Chief E. Clarence Martin
Las Animas Police Department, CO
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1947
Cause of Death: Assault

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Travis Milton French
McDowell County Sheriff's Department, WV
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Welch Police Department, West Virginia

Police Officer Boss Johnson
Welch Police Department, WV
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Trooper Clyde A. Wehunt
Georgia State Patrol, GA
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1951
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Special Deputy Sheriff Bobby J. Thatcher
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1952
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Roy Newton Smith
Corpus Christi Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1953
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Hartsville Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

Patrolman Ulysses "Buck" Dobson, Sr.
Hartsville Department of Public Safety, SC
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1953
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Thomas P. Mulrooney
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1956
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Starke Police Department, Florida

Patrolman William Burtis Jackson
Starke Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1956
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Officer Ernest Charles Register
Jacksonville Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 1960
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

San Leandro Police Department, California

Patrolman Frederick Raymond Haller
San Leandro Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monterey Police Department, California

Police Officer James Edward Collard
Monterey Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1969
Cause of Death: Drowned

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Phillip W. Cardillo
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Tommy Ray
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

Trooper George William Amos, Jr.
Nebraska State Patrol, NE
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Royal Oak City Police Department, Michigan

Officer James Leon Riley
Royal Oak City Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1973
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Anderson Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman Charles Grady Sheppard
Anderson Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 1975
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Richland Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Robert D. Mitchem
Richland Police Department, MS
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1981
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Arkansas Highway Police, Arkansas

Corporal Dale W. Wallis
Arkansas Highway Police, AR
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 1982
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Trooper Jean Claude Crescionne
Louisiana State Police, LA
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 1982
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Fort Gay Police Department, West Virginia

Patrolman John Raymond Tucker
Fort Gay Police Department, WV
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1985
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Detective Norman R. Eckles
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Douglas Scott Goeble
San Antonio Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Zavala County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Norris Meister
Zavala County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marina Police Department, California

Officer Kolone Kolone, Jr.
Marina Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1992
Cause of Death: Heart attack

West Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Michael A. Browning
West Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, April 20, 1992
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Trooper Randall Lamar Hester
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 1994
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Camden County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey

Investigator John D. McLaughlin
Camden County Prosecutor's Office, NJ
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Haddon Heights Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman John Frank Norcross
Haddon Heights Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee

Sergeant Timothy Joe Hunt
Alcoa Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, April 20, 2000
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

San Juan Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Angel Gonzalez-Fontanez
San Juan Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, April 20, 2003
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Upper Dublin Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant James Richard Miller
Upper Dublin Township Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper Ralph C. Tatoian
Missouri State Highway Patrol, MO
EOW: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key
Grayson County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 64

Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 6
Drowned: 1
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 38
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 5
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By State

Arkansas: 1
California: 7
Colorado: 1
Florida: 3
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Iowa: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 1
Louisiana: 3
Michigan: 1
Mississippi: 2
Missouri: 4
Montana: 1
Nebraska: 1
New Jersey: 2
New York: 5
Ohio: 3
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 1
Puerto Rico: 1
South Carolina: 3
Tennessee: 5
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 1
West Virginia: 4
Wyoming: 2
 
 
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