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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Michael A. O'Rourke
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Knob Noster Police Department, Missouri

City Marshal John Henry Brendel
Knob Noster Police Department, MO
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1903
Cause of Death: Assault

Montezuma Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Charles A. Bush
Montezuma Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1910
Cause of Death: Assault

Windsor Police Department, North Carolina

Chief of Police Mark A. Conner
Windsor Police Department, NC
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Austin Police Department, Texas

Officer Tom Allen
Austin Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, October 24, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Prescott Police Department, Wisconsin

City Marshal Charles Z. Garland
Prescott Police Department, WI
EOW: Wednesday, October 24, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Constable - Chester County, Pennsylvania

Constable William King
Pennsylvania State Constable - Chester County, PA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

Police Officer Henry C. Westlund
Cook County Highway Police, IL
EOW: Tuesday, October 24, 1922
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

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

Narcotics Inspector Louis L. Marks
United States Department of the Treasury - Prohibition Service, US
EOW: Friday, October 24, 1924
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Albert Charles Steward
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oil City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Walter Allen Powell
Oil City Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, October 24, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Perry Paris
Greenville County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Friday, October 24, 1930
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

Chief of Detectives Frank E. Schoonmaker
Baton Rouge Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Wilfred F. Golla
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff Norman Pearson
Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Detective Samuel A. Smith
Atlanta Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1932
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

City Warden William Ira Latham
Birmingham Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1932
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Guard Friebert F. Jahnke
Illinois Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Tuesday, October 24, 1933
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman William Arthur Anderson
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, October 24, 1933
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

New York City Police Department, New York

Captain Richard McHale
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, October 24, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Anthony E. Buckner
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, October 24, 1939
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper Ben R. Seaton
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1949
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Sergeant James J. Purcell
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1955
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper Harry B. Bradley
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Thursday, October 24, 1957
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Neftali Feliciano-Colon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1964
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Angel M. Torres-Ortiz
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1964
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Humboldt County Sheriff's Department, California

Marine Posse Deputy Leonard Lamoreaux
Humboldt County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, October 24, 1965
Cause of Death: Accidental

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Glenn E. Smith
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, October 24, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hornell Police Department, New York

Sergeant Daniel J. Swift
Hornell Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, October 24, 1973
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

Land Management Officer Woodrow E. Portzline
Pennsylvania Game Commission, PA
EOW: Wednesday, October 24, 1973
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer Ronald Gene Roberts
Council Bluffs Police Department, IA
EOW: Thursday, October 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Emerson J. Dillon, Jr.
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Thursday, October 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Charles Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Gary R. Stroud
St. Charles Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maryland Natural Resources Police, Maryland

Lieutenant Colonel Harry L. George
Maryland Natural Resources Police, MD
EOW: Tuesday, October 24, 1978
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Taylorsville Police Department, Mississippi

Officer Edwin Glenn Bond, Jr.
Taylorsville Police Department, MS
EOW: Tuesday, October 24, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Corrections Employee Joseph J. Cushman
Illinois Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Sunday, October 24, 1982
Cause of Death: Assault

Imperial County Sheriff's Office, California

Sergeant Richard Grijalva Romero
Imperial County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff James Daniel McSweeney
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Roy Allan Chester
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Mark Steven Tonkin
Orange County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Corrections Officer Peter Michael Petrosino
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Thursday, October 24, 1991
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

Auxiliary Captain Richard David Shurtz
Rock Island Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, October 24, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Scott M. Gonzalez
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Friday, October 24, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Government

Special Agent Edward J. Seitz
United States Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service, US
EOW: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Cause of Death: Bomb

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2008
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

Sergeant Timothy Clark Prunty
Shreveport Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

Detective Kagan Dindar
Clarksville Police Department, TN
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Placer County Sheriff's Department, California

Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.
Placer County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Danny Paul Oliver
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Sergeant Alfonso Lopez
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 24, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 51

Accidental: 1
Aircraft accident: 6
Assault: 3
Automobile crash: 10
Bomb: 1
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 20
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle crash: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 1
California: 11
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 7
Iowa: 1
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 2
Michigan: 2
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 2
New Jersey: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 1
Pennsylvania: 4
Puerto Rico: 2
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 1
U.S. Government: 2
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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