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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Connecticut Department of Correction, Connecticut

Guard Ezra Hoskins
Connecticut Department of Correction, CT
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 1833
Cause of Death: Assault

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Moses Formwalt
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, May 1, 1852
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Umatilla County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff O. John Hart
Umatilla County Sheriff's Department, OR
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1865
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman John Stevens
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 1866
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff John McIver
Jackson County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1871
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Deputy Marshal William "Bill" Kirksey
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Guy
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Deputy Marshal Andy Roff
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Deputy Marshal James Roff
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York Police Department, New York

Patrolman Robert Nichol
New York Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1892
Cause of Death: Accidental

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Patrick Duffy
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Richard F. Cummings
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1905
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Hagerstown Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal Leonard Geisler
Hagerstown Police Department, IN
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1905
Cause of Death: Assault

Kaufman County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

Constable John Dee Burk
Kaufman County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, TX
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Special Deputy Hamill Poston Scott
Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Laramie County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming

Sheriff Frank B. Roach
Laramie County Sheriff's Department, WY
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Midlothian Police Department, Texas

City Marshal Clark Blair
Midlothian Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James F. Looney
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Cornelius Wilson
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Keith County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

Sheriff George Nichols Heiser
Keith County Sheriff's Office, NE
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

East Orange Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Joseph O'Connor
East Orange Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1925
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer I Carl T. Hunt
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1925
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Welch Police Department, West Virginia

Officer Charles C. Hutton
Welch Police Department, WV
EOW: Saturday, May 1, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Winn Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Boyett
Winn Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Saturday, May 1, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Corporal Sam Mapes
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Private Blake A. Michael
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

Traffic Policeman Julian C. Bunch
Charleston Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1932
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman Absolom Blythe Hunt
Greenville Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper John Ressler
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1932
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Crisfield Police Department, Maryland

Policeman Harry W. Daugherty
Crisfield Police Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 1934
Cause of Death: Stabbed

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Albert R. Siko
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa

Sergeant Wilbur B. "Webb" Miller
Council Bluffs Police Department, IA
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Batavia Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police Severin Alberovski
Batavia Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 1940
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Ogden Police Department, Utah

Police Officer Clarence M. Bean
Ogden Police Department, UT
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 1945
Cause of Death: Assault

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

Inspector Hugh Eugene Donnelly
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1947
Cause of Death: Accidental

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Deputy Sheriff Earl Griffith
Washoe County Sheriff's Office, NV
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1947
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer John Walter Armatoski
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1953
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Zanesville Police Department, Ohio

Captain Henry Ritchason
Zanesville Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, May 1, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer William Warren Lassiter
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1958
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Wasco Police Department, California

Sergeant Wilburn D. Shinault
Wasco Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1961
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Wasco Police Department, California

Police Officer George R. Toews
Wasco Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1961
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama

Conservation Officer Loyd C. Hays
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, AL
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Edmond G. Schrempf
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1964
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Joseph Brodnik
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Captain Samuel N. Rowe
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1970
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Ismael Cruz-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 1975
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Jose A. Maceira
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff I John Valentine Trandel
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, WI
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1981
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer John G. Scarangella
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, May 1, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lee's Summit Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Charles David Hartman
Lee's Summit Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 1983
Cause of Death: Drowned

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Captain Saxton Randall Jones
Florida Highway Patrol, FL
EOW: Monday, May 1, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

San Francisco Police Department, California

Sergeant Darryl Takeo Tsujimoto
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, May 1, 2006
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Raul V. Gama
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Robert Armand Griffin
Decatur County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office, California

Senior Investigator Laura Jean Cleaves
Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office, CA
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Friday, May 1, 2009
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Maplewood Police Department, Minnesota

Sergeant Joseph Anthony Bergeron
Maplewood Police Department, MN
EOW: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Buckeye Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer Rolando Alberto Tirado
Buckeye Police Department, AZ
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff David William Wargo, Jr.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Pearl Police Department, Mississippi

Investigator Michael John Walter
Pearl Police Department, MS
EOW: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant Donald J. O'Leary, Jr.
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Peekskill Police Department, New York

Detective Charles John Wassil, Jr.
Peekskill Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

Trooper Gabriel Lenox Rich
Alaska State Troopers, AK
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson
Alaska State Troopers, AK
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 64

9/11 related illness: 2
Accidental: 2
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 7
Drowned: 1
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 30
Gunfire (Accidental): 3
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 2
Stabbed: 2
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Alaska: 2
Arizona: 2
California: 7
Connecticut: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 5
Indiana: 1
Iowa: 1
Louisiana: 1
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 3
Nebraska: 1
Nevada: 1
New Jersey: 2
New York: 6
Ohio: 1
Oregon: 1
Puerto Rico: 1
South Carolina: 2
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 4
U.S. Government: 6
Utah: 1
Virginia: 1
West Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 1
Wyoming: 1
 
 
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