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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Jefferson Police Department, Texas

City Marshal William Dean Sanford
Jefferson Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1868
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Sterling Police Department, Kentucky

Marshal James Lewis Young
Mount Sterling Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

Deputy Marshal E. D. Henry
Albuquerque Police Department, NM
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1886
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Dan Osborne
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Erie County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

Warden Thomas E. McCrea
Erie County Sheriff's Office, PA
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1896
Cause of Death: Assault

Junction City Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer Robert Cooper
Junction City Police Department, KS
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer Charles E. Dillon
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Starke Police Department, Florida

Acting Night Marshal Jeff Jones
Starke Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Town Marshal L. C. Hughes
Mill Creek Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, November 20, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Brookfield Police Department, Missouri

Night Marshal James B. Culleton
Brookfield Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1907
Cause of Death: Fire

Delhi Police Department, Louisiana

City Marshal Walter Nichols
Delhi Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama

Officer J. A. Mansfield
Tuscaloosa Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff H. Grady Granger
Houston County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Dees
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Monday, November 20, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Michael V. Van Vliet
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Thomas J. Riley
Cambridge Police Department, MA
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Saluda County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Webb W. Edwards
Saluda County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sumner County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Peter Damett
Sumner County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Kirby Frans
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, US
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lake City Police Department, Florida

Chief of Police Hardy A. Revels
Lake City Police Department, FL
EOW: Monday, November 20, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wilson Police Department, North Carolina

Policeman Jack Sykes
Wilson Police Department, NC
EOW: Monday, November 20, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Magee
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, November 20, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Noble County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Sheriff Charles W. Moore
Noble County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, November 20, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Will Pace
Harlan County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Thomas Alexander Jones
Eastland County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Christian L. Kirkegard
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1929
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Chanute Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman Sherman Edward Webb
Chanute Police Department, KS
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Phillipsburg Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Kenneth W. "Red" Vandergrift
Phillipsburg Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman George P. Thomas
Roanoke City Police Department, VA
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

Patrol Officer Matthew J. McNally
Waterbury Police Department, CT
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff John Oscar Johnson
Etowah County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Buffalo Police Department, New York

Patrolman Russell E. Greeley
Buffalo Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, November 20, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Patrick Madden
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, November 20, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Jose Filiciano-Colon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman Thomas A. Keays
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1937
Cause of Death: Heart attack

East Point Police Department, Georgia

Officer Earl Vickery
East Point Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, November 20, 1938
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

Park Police Officer Harry Francois
Chicago Park District Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, November 20, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Elmer A. Noon
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1946
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Trooper James N. Pollard
Louisiana State Police, LA
EOW: Tuesday, November 20, 1956
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota

Trooper Ray X. F. Krueger
Minnesota State Patrol, MN
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1959
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Hilary Welenc
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1959
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff George Robert Lillard, Jr.
Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Sunday, November 20, 1960
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman Morris E. White
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1963
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Burnett County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Paul Robert Gramer
Burnett County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1968
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Paul G. Thomas, Jr.
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Mark Thomas Pinson
Carroll County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1976
Cause of Death: Explosion

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Police Officer James T. Dunston
New York City Housing Authority Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Hamp T. McMikel, Jr.
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

Trooper William R. Bender
Ohio State Highway Patrol, OH
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1982
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Trooper Marvin Leroy Titus
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Trooper Mark Hunter Coates
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1992
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Utica Police Department, New York

Sergeant Gerald Boehlert
Utica Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1992
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bethel Police Department, North Carolina

Corporal James Roy Outlaw
Bethel Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Kipley Allen Brown
Laurens County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, November 20, 1993
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Police Officer John J. Venus
Suffolk County Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, November 20, 1994
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

Sergeant Ronald Eugene Kelley
Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department, TR
EOW: Monday, November 20, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Eureka Police Department, California

Detective Charles Dewane Swanson
Eureka Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1996
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bradley Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Wilford Ray Lewis
Bradley Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1997
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Long Branch Police Department, New Jersey

Detective Sergeant Patrick A. King
Long Branch Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, November 20, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut

Conservation Officer James V. Spignesi, Jr.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, CT
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Shakeer Luvice-Mora
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Defense - Selfridge Air National Guard Base Police, U.S. Government

Sergeant Dennis H. Marcotte
United States Department of Defense - Selfridge Air National Guard Base Police, US
EOW: Friday, November 20, 1998
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Ross M. Riley
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Fall

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 63

Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 6
Explosion: 1
Fall: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 38
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 5
Struck by vehicle: 5
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 3
California: 4
Connecticut: 2
Florida: 2
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 5
Kansas: 3
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Minnesota: 1
Missouri: 1
New Jersey: 3
New Mexico: 1
New York: 6
North Carolina: 3
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 1
Puerto Rico: 2
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 3
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 2
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 3
Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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