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

Deputy Marshal Robert Goode
Columbus Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1868
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

Officer Robert Laughlin
Minneapolis Police Department, MN
EOW: Monday, July 28, 1884
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oshkosh Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrolman Louis Hardy
Oshkosh Police Department, WI
EOW: Monday, July 28, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Parsons Police Department, Kansas

Officer John Van Horn
Parsons Police Department, KS
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Sergeant Gabriel J. "Gabe" Porteous
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Corporal John F. Lally
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Galveston Police Department, Texas

Special Officer Martin Mayo
Galveston Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Crisfield Police Department, Maryland

Night Chief John H. "Jack Hen" Daugherty
Crisfield Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Murray County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff Benjamin Cleveland Keith
Murray County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bosque County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

Constable Jeff Davis Barnes
Bosque County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Theodore Alonzo Tedford
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Martin Police Department, Tennessee

Night Marshal Walter Gray Morgan
Martin Police Department, TN
EOW: Monday, July 28, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Mounted Patrolman Henry Ruberg
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1916
Cause of Death: Animal related

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Thomas J. McVay
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Charles E. Day
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1918
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John W. Simpson
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, July 28, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective David H. Barnes
New York Central Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff James Franklin Chatfield
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman John H. House
St. Joseph Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

LaGrange Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Byron Wilkinson Porter
LaGrange Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Sergeant J. Harvey Burke
Richmond Police Department, VA
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

Detective Ambrose M. Smith
Roanoke City Police Department, VA
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Ludwig P. Johnsen
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Cicero Police Department, Illinois

Detective Sergeant John Nerad
Cicero Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

East Point Police Department, Georgia

Officer Jack Parker
East Point Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman William A. Kertin
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1929
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Thomas E. Hill
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, July 28, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Dominick Caviglia
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, July 28, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Equality Police Department, Illinois

Marshal Hiram Mundy
Equality Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Miller County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Sheriff Walter S. Harris
Miller County Sheriff's Department, AR
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Alphonso Bonavitacola
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1934
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Carter County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Constable James Parsons
Carter County Constable's Office, KY
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Charles Snover
Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Ada Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer James L. Ferrall
Ada Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 1937
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Laurence V. Sheridan
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 1937
Cause of Death: Assault

Elaine Police Department, Arkansas

Night Marshal William H. Patton
Elaine Police Department, AR
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Olney Police Department, Illinois

Chief William Henry Armsey
Olney Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John W. Costabile
Chicago Heights Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1946
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Noblesville Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Francis Castor
Noblesville Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 1948
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

Motorcycle Officer Walton O. Whatley
Fort Worth Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 1949
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Sheriff Roy Conway
Pike County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1950
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tonawanda City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Charles F. Roof
Tonawanda City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1950
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Edward V. Tierney, Jr.
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1953
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Sitka Police Department, Alaska

Officer Doris Wayne Barber
Sitka Police Department, AK
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 1960
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Arvada Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman Robert G. Beghtol
Arvada Police Department, CO
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1961
Cause of Death: Drowned

Geauga County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff Lummie Sanders
Geauga County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 1965
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Richard Rehmann
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 1966
Cause of Death: Fall

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

City Marshal Robert James "Jim" Atteberry
Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Berry Creamer
Anderson County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1972
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Reserve Officer Joe Cobb Jones
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1972
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Oregon State Police, Oregon

Trooper Dan Austin Nelson
Oregon State Police, OR
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1972
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Steamboat Springs Police Department, Colorado

Police Officer James Albert Chew
Steamboat Springs Police Department, CO
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Reserve Officer Michael E. Haen
Kansas City Police Department, KS
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Roberto Barbosa-Ortiz
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Cheryl W. Seiden
Metro-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sumpter Township Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman Roy Lee Graham
Sumpter Township Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1985
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

Trooper Tommie Earl Owens
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, MS
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1989
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma

Lieutenant Eugene L. Young
Oklahoma Department of Corrections, OK
EOW: Friday, July 28, 1989
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

Trooper Kenneth A. Maloney
Ohio State Highway Patrol, OH
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1990
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Clanton Police Department, Alabama

Officer Richard H. Buckner
Clanton Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 1991
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Section, North Carolina

Officer Jackie Lamont Daniel
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Section, NC
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 1994
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Upper Chichester Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Jorgen Holand
Upper Chichester Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, July 28, 1998
Cause of Death: Assault

Hazel Park Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Jessica Ann Nagle-Wilson
Hazel Park Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, July 28, 2002
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lower Gwynedd Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Richard Lawn, Jr.
Lower Gwynedd Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, July 28, 2003
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Robert B. Helmke
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 2007
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer Carlos Luciano Ledesma
Chandler Police Department, AZ
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greene County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Jon-Michael Willis
Greene County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina

Inspector Timothy Charles Barnes
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, NC
EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Phillip Gross
Converse County Sheriff's Office, WY
EOW: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Cause of Death: Drowned

Waxahachie Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Joshua Stanley Williams
Waxahachie Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 70

9/11 related illness: 1
Animal related: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 9
Drowned: 2
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 36
Gunfire (Accidental): 4
Heart attack: 1
Heat exhaustion: 1
Motorcycle accident: 7
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Alaska: 1
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 2
Colorado: 2
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 6
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 2
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 2
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 3
Ohio: 4
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 1
Pennsylvania: 6
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 7
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 2
Washington: 1
Wisconsin: 2
Wyoming: 1
 
 
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