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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Chariton County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff Robert Carmen
Chariton County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1864
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

Sheriff James T. Dana
Yuma County Sheriff's Department, AZ
EOW: Wednesday, September 20, 1871
Cause of Death: Assault

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Sheriff Benjamin Franklin Jones
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Wednesday, September 20, 1876
Cause of Death: Gunfire

El Reno Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal Thomas Johnson Nevitt
El Reno Police Department, OK
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Policeman Peter P. Dillon
Allegheny City Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1894
Cause of Death: Electrocuted

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Thomas Hadican
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, September 20, 1903
Cause of Death: Fall

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Detective Frank Delmege
Des Moines Police Department, IA
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Herbert Bitzel
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1915
Cause of Death: Struck by streetcar

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Christopher J. Tierney
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1919
Cause of Death: Animal related

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Fred G. Mercer
Metropolitan Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1923
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Patrolman Llewellyn A. Lowther
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1924
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Wagener Police Department, South Carolina

Chief of Police Mike Knotts
Wagener Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, September 20, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Sheriff Jacob Strider Moler
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, WV
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1926
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Franklin Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Thomas "Tom" Bicsko
Franklin Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bartow County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff William Jasper Vaughan
Bartow County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Campbell County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Constable William Tressler
Campbell County Constable's Office, KY
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Officer Edward D. Fitzgerald
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

Special Agent Mack Carroll Parsons
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1930
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Butte Police Department, Montana

Chief of Police Jeremiah Joseph Murphy
Butte Police Department, MT
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1935
Cause of Death: Assault

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Frank Ackerman
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lawrenceburg Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Marion F. Cunningham
Lawrenceburg Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

Patrolman James H. Trepanier
Minneapolis Police Department, MN
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

Ranger Harmon O. Schwoob
United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

Officer Edwin Cecil Garrison
DeKalb County Police Department, GA
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1946
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Raymond T. Moriarty
Springfield Police Department, MA
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1946
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Yakima County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff Jake Guns
Yakima County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1947
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Charles H. Perrine
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Charles William Neaves
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Sandy William Washington
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman David F. Keating
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Lieutenant Donald J. Gillis
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1958
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Officer James D. Sanford
Montgomery Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, September 20, 1961
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

University of Maine Police Department, Maine

Officer John E. Sutton
University of Maine Police Department, ME
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1963
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Daniel J. Quinnan
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Government

Immigration Inspector Frank Mendoza
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, US
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1968
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Thomas J. Glynn
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1974
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer Gail A. Cobb
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York

Sergeant Peter J. Rotolo
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, NY
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1974
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Sherman Robert Massey
Laurens County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Union County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Sergeant Roger L. Beekman
Union County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Patrolman George R. Garza
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, September 20, 1982
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Front Royal Police Department, Virginia

Sergeant Dennis M. Smedley
Front Royal Police Department, VA
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

Officer Mathew Montgomery Beacham, Jr.
Greenville Police Department, SC
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1983
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Victoria Police Department, Texas

Detective Sergeant Fernando G. Robles, Sr.
Victoria Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1983
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New York State Police, New York

Investigator Richard Benjamin Snyder
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1984
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Robert Alexander
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1986
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Tempe Police Department, Arizona

Lieutenant John Eaton Bradshaw
Tempe Police Department, AZ
EOW: Sunday, September 20, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee

Sergeant Jody Benjamin Sadek
Hendersonville Police Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1988
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Sergeant Terry Spotted Wolf, Sr.
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 1988
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Florida

Special Agent Debra Goodale Tison
Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, FL
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1991
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Boise Police Department, Idaho

Police Officer II Mark Arlin Stall
Boise Police Department, ID
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Markham Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer Sean Laura
Markham Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 1997
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Jerry Keith Stowe
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Cause of Death: Assault

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Donan James "Jim" Faulkner, Jr.
Peoria Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Mint Police, U.S. Government

Police Officer Ted Marvin Shinault
United States Department of the Treasury - United States Mint Police, US
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Jeffery Bickham
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Aurora Police Department, Colorado

Agent Michael Del Thomas
Aurora Police Department, CO
EOW: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Powhatan County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Robert Earl "Robbie" Green
Powhatan County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks
United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US
EOW: Saturday, September 20, 2008
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Corporal David Ralph Slaton
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Monday, September 20, 2010
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

Trooper Mark Edward Toney
Iowa State Patrol, IA
EOW: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

Police Officer Rod L. Bradway
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, September 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 62

Animal related: 1
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 9
Electrocuted: 1
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 29
Heart attack: 6
Motorcycle accident: 5
Struck by streetcar: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arizona: 2
California: 1
Colorado: 1
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Idaho: 1
Illinois: 5
Indiana: 2
Iowa: 2
Kentucky: 1
Louisiana: 1
Maine: 1
Maryland: 2
Massachusetts: 3
Minnesota: 1
Missouri: 5
Montana: 1
New York: 3
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
South Carolina: 3
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 6
U.S. Government: 7
Virginia: 2
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 1
 
 
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