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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Ranchos de Albuquerque Constable's Office, New Mexico

Constable Manuel Garcia Y Griego
Ranchos de Albuquerque Constable's Office, NM
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1868
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marshal James B. Day
Frenchburg Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1882
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Butte Police Department, Montana

Policeman William F. Jordan
Butte Police Department, MT
EOW: Friday, June 24, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Deputy Marshal Calloway Branson Garner
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Antigo Police Department, Wisconsin

Chief of Police Jack McArthur
Antigo Police Department, WI
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Police, Railroad Police

Detective Daniel F. McCrea
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Police, RR
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Guard Daniel J. McCarthy
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Spokane Police Department, Washington

Officer Michael F. Tynan
Spokane Police Department, WA
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

Officer George Woessner
Minneapolis Police Department, MN
EOW: Tuesday, June 24, 1919
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Milam County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel J. "Nat" Alford
Milam County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Friday, June 24, 1921
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman William Deans
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1922
Cause of Death: Assault

City Marshal Walter C. Floyd
Roff Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greene County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Hunter Rollins
Greene County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

Policeman John G. Sweitz
Cook County Highway Police, IL
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 1928
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Edward C. Sampson
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1933
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Somerville Police Department, Massachusetts

Officer Michael J. Dowd, Jr.
Somerville Police Department, MA
EOW: Tuesday, June 24, 1947
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

Trooper Theo Cobb
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, OK
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 1951
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

Motorcycle Officer Namon L. Cox
Fort Worth Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, June 24, 1952
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Oregon State Police, Oregon

Trooper Philip B. Lowd
Oregon State Police, OR
EOW: Tuesday, June 24, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Long Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer Vernon J. Owings
Long Beach Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, June 24, 1960
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

Game Protector Benning De La Mater
New York State Environmental Conservation Police, NY
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1961
Cause of Death: Drowned

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Courtney Wayne Cook
Newport News Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1961
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Clarence Eugene Small
Newport News Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1961
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Reserve Deputy Lloyd G. Constantine
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1964
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

Officer Earl Royce Williams
Mobile Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, June 24, 1968
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

Officer Clarence A. Davis
Wilmington Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, June 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff George Edward McMurren
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Vernon Police Department, New York

Detective Bernard L. Christopher
Mount Vernon Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, June 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Zone Sergeant Gerald A. DeGroot
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1978
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Hermosa Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer Gary Dean Moss
Hermosa Beach Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, June 24, 1982
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Detective Sergeant Samuel A. Hicks
King County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Thursday, June 24, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, Wyoming

Wildlife Officer Clifford Dean Stevens
Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, WY
EOW: Friday, June 24, 1983
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Fred Sidney Griffis
Florida Department of Corrections, FL
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire

National City Police Department, California

Patrol Officer Robert A. Medina
National City Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1987
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Hueytown Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman James Monroe McGaha
Hueytown Police Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 1989
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

Officer Stephen Allen Bowman
United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Parsons
Orange County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, June 24, 2000
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer Miguel F. Gomez-Guilfu
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 2001
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Inglewood Police Department, California

Police Officer John Frederick Lee "Fred" Small
Inglewood Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Melvin Lisojo
Newark Police Department, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Friday, June 24, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Macon County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Chief Jailer David Leon Gwin
Macon County Sheriff's Office, MO
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 2007
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper Adam Maynard Bowen
Virginia State Police, VA
EOW: Friday, June 24, 2011
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Police Officer Celena Charise Hollis
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Steven George Netherland
Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Monday, June 24, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Hutto Police Department, Texas

Detective Sergeant Christopher Dan Kelley
Hutto Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 46

Aircraft accident: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 7
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 19
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 5
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 7

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arizona: 1
California: 7
Colorado: 1
Florida: 1
Illinois: 1
Kentucky: 1
Louisiana: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Missouri: 1
Montana: 1
New Jersey: 1
New Mexico: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 1
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 1
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 3
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 3
Washington: 2
Wisconsin: 1
Wyoming: 1
 
 
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