Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
Officers Killed on This Day in History
DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff Joseph E. Branscomb
DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1865
Cause of Death: Gunfire

McNairy County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Samuel Lewis
McNairy County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1867
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal David Sigemore
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman William Feeley
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1894
Cause of Death: Struck by train

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman Hugh McKeon
New Haven Police Department, CT
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cameron County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Special Deputy Henry B. Lawrence
Cameron County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Rangers, Texas

Ranger Quirl Bailey Carnes
Texas Rangers, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mississippi County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Sheriff Sam D. Mauldin
Mississippi County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fresno Police Department, California

Sergeant James M. Hardenbrook
Fresno Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman John Loftus
Scranton Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 1927
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Custer City Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police Albert Graves
Custer City Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Frederick County Sheriff's Department, Maryland

Chief Deputy Clyde L. Hauver
Frederick County Sheriff's Department, MD
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Adrian Metcalf
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Patrolman Walter Jones
Tennessee Highway Patrol, TN
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1930
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Ridgefield Police Department, Connecticut

Police Officer Jack Palmer
Ridgefield Police Department, CT
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 1932
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

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

Special Agent Eugene Jackson
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

Detective Ernest Purgatoria
Springfield Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma

Patrolman John Emond Hensley
Muskogee Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alamance County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence George Gowens
Alamance County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Friday, July 31, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Otto H. Heyne
Wharton County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Friday, July 31, 1936
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

Constable L. F. Blackwell
Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Shasta Police Department, California

Patrolman Guy Arthur Fitzgerald
Mount Shasta Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1939
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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

Marshal George Meffan
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal John H. Glenn
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Investigator Samuel Leeper
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cedar Falls Police Department, Iowa

Policeman Everett Luke Dutcher
Cedar Falls Police Department, IA
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1945
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Stratford Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman William F. Schreiber
Stratford Police Department, CT
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1946
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Leslie J. Oster, Sr.
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1947
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman William Panczyk
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1947
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Lago Sheppard
Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, WV
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1951
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Loudon County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Theodore Virgil Garner
Loudon County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1951
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Howell City Police Department, Michigan

Patrol Officer Wallace Edward Averill
Howell City Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1952
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Cedartown Police Department, Georgia

Policeman William Thompson McCown
Cedartown Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Maitland H. Mercer
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1965
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer Bryan J. Moschea
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Akron Police Department, Ohio

Officer Robert E. Donahue
Akron Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, July 31, 1968
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

Trooper Brooks D. Lawson
Alabama Department of Public Safety, AL
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1969
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Robert J. Cote
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

Lieutenant Norris C. Blackmon
Shreveport Police Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Sergeant Paul E. Mortimer
Dayton Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, July 31, 1970
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Ernest F. Brunette, Jr.
Worcester Police Department, MA
EOW: Friday, July 31, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Gilbert T. Stocker
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

Corrections Officer Alfred J. Baranowski
Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

Corrections Officer James R. Souza
Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Correctional Officer Wayne L. Selle
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 1973
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy
Colorado State Patrol, CO
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1976
Cause of Death: Drowned

Estes Park Police Department, Colorado

Officer Michael Owen Conley
Estes Park Police Department, CO
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1976
Cause of Death: Drowned

Laredo Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer Pablo Albidrez, Jr.
Laredo Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1976
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, July 31, 1981
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Donald J. DeMeulle
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1986
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Eugene Breceda
Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1986
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Dale Steven Rossetto
Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 1986
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Byron J. Erickson
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Saturday, July 31, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

San Antonio Park Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Paul Matthews Pytel
San Antonio Park Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 1994
Cause of Death: Drowned

Elba Police Department, Alabama

Officer Gregory B. Gay
Elba Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1995
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Kevin Williams
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, July 31, 1995
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Gerard Louis Carter
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, July 31, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Sergeant Kurt E. Harrelson
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Larry William Cantrell
Sapulpa Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, July 31, 2005
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Douglas Scott Russell
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Sergio Aleman
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, WI
EOW: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 62

Aircraft accident: 3
Automobile accident: 9
Drowned: 3
Duty related illness: 2
Gunfire: 31
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 3
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 3
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arkansas: 1
California: 7
Colorado: 2
Connecticut: 3
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 2
Iowa: 1
Louisiana: 4
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 3
Michigan: 3
Missouri: 1
New York: 3
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 3
Pennsylvania: 2
Tennessee: 3
Texas: 7
U.S. Government: 7
West Virginia: 1
Wisconsin: 2
 
 
All 2014 Deaths