Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
Officers Killed on This Day in History
Springfield Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Frederick Gall
Springfield Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, August 27, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cairo Police Department, Georgia

City Marshal Eugene Cargell
Cairo Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Deputy Sheriff John Holmes
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, NV
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Charles Berry
Scranton Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 1912
Cause of Death: Assault

San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman Emery E. Campbell
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff George Dean
Harlan County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shaker Heights Police Department, Ohio

Deputy Town Marshal Harry N. Sayle
Shaker Heights Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Beaver Falls Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police William Thomas Tully
Beaver Falls Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 1918
Cause of Death: Fall

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman C. H. Wyatt
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1919
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Daniel J. Neville
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff George Clem Douglas
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tarpon Springs Police Department, Florida

Marshal Rueben T. Jones
Tarpon Springs Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harney County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

Sheriff William Austin Goodman
Harney County Sheriff's Department, OR
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Perry Chuculate
Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Friday, August 27, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Jake Owens
Fisher County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff Robert J. Smith
Fisher County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Walter Vance
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police John T. Rowland
Jacksonville Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1928
Cause of Death: Exposure to toxins

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant William Andrew Smith
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Murray County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff John Mathew "Red" Cantrell
Murray County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard J R McCall
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Willow City Police Department, North Dakota

Chief of Police Leon August "Leo" Dagner
Willow City Police Department, ND
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1933
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Walter Harrigan
Jersey City Police Department, NJ
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1934
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Piedmont Police Department, Alabama

Officer F. Augusta Kimberly
Piedmont Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard John P. Greer
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1938
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York State Police, New York

Trooper William F. Dobbs, Jr.
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1939
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Trooper Franklin D. Patrick
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1939
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Lawrenceburg Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Charles Anthony Liddle
Lawrenceburg Police Department, IN
EOW: Thursday, August 27, 1942
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Stanley A. Conn, Jr.
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1951
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer W. M. Chansler
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Friday, August 27, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

Game Warden Pilot George E. Townsend
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, ME
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1956
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Chief Deputy Alma P. Sorensen
Cache County Sheriff's Office, UT
EOW: Thursday, August 27, 1959
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Logan City Police Department, Utah

Police Officer Edwin Edwards
Logan City Police Department, UT
EOW: Thursday, August 27, 1959
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

San Patricio County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Raymond Beall
San Patricio County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1960
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Andrews Police Department, South Carolina

Dispatcher Carl Baker
Andrews Police Department, SC
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1962
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Ray Allan Underwood
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 1963
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer William T. Gaskin
Huntsville Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 1968
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Alfred G. Johnson
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1972
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Colville Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

Officer Roy Richard Bradshaw
Colville Tribal Police Department, TR
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Crawfordsville Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant Russell Maxwell Baldwin
Crawfordsville Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

Corporal Norbert Melvin Szczygiel
Dearborn Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fitchburg Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Peter M. Nikitas
Fitchburg Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1978
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Sherman County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff Douglas E. Smith
Sherman County Sheriff's Department, OR
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1978
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Monticello Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Robert L. Gotel
Monticello Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Farmers Branch Police Department, Texas

Officer Lowell Clayton Tribble
Farmers Branch Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Colville Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

Sergeant Louis A. Millard
Colville Tribal Police Department, TR
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Robert Cunningham, Jr.
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Louis H. Metaxas
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1989
Cause of Death: Fall

Barling Police Department, Arkansas

Officer Jerry Don Stallings
Barling Police Department, AR
EOW: Thursday, August 27, 1992
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Akron Police Department, Ohio

Reserve Officer Harold L. Wintrow
Akron Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, August 27, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Benson County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota

Deputy Sheriff Valence LeeWayne Pascal
Benson County Sheriff's Department, ND
EOW: Friday, August 27, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Manuel H. Fields
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent Juan C. Vars
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent Frank S. Wallace, Jr.
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent Meredith Thompson
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent Jay W. Seale
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent Frank Fernandez, Jr.
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1994
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective Corporal Louis William Donald, Jr.
Gary Police Department, IN
EOW: Monday, August 27, 2001
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Disdale O. Enton
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Shannon Lee Distel
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman II Anthony Louis Woods
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

Officer Germaine Casey
Rio Rancho Police Department, NM
EOW: Monday, August 27, 2007
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Hawk Point Police Department, Missouri

Chief of Police Paul Jeffrey Fricke
Hawk Point Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, August 27, 2010
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Bexar County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Sergeant Mark Luis Scianna
Bexar County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 2011
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 64

Aircraft accident: 6
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 8
Duty related illness: 1
Exposure to toxins: 1
Fall: 2
Gunfire: 30
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 4
Stabbed: 2
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By State

Alabama: 3
Arkansas: 1
California: 5
Florida: 2
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 1
Indiana: 3
Kentucky: 2
Maine: 1
Massachusetts: 2
Michigan: 2
Missouri: 1
Nevada: 1
New Jersey: 2
New Mexico: 1
New York: 3
North Dakota: 2
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 2
Pennsylvania: 2
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 8
Tribal Police: 2
U.S. Government: 5
Utah: 2
West Virginia: 1
 
 
All 2014 Deaths