Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 49

  • Aircraft accident 1
  • Assault 1
  • Automobile crash 3
  • Duty related illness 4
  • Fall 1
  • Fire 1
  • Gunfire 29
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 3
  • Heart attack 2
  • Motorcycle crash 1
  • Struck by streetcar 1
  • Vehicle pursuit 2

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 2
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 3
  • Colorado 1
  • Illinois 4
  • Indiana 1
  • Iowa 1
  • Kansas 2
  • Kentucky 3
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 1
  • Minnesota 2
  • Missouri 3
  • New Hampshire 1
  • New York 5
  • North Carolina 2
  • Ohio 1
  • Pennsylvania 3
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 3
  • Texas 5
  • U.S. Government 2
  • Utah 1

Patrolman John Fink

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Saturday, October 15, 1932

Cause: Fire

Trooper Ray Embree

Illinois State Police, IL

EOW: Thursday, October 15, 1936

Cause: Automobile crash

Sergeant John McGinn

Worcester Police Department, MA

EOW: Thursday, October 15, 1981

Cause: Heart attack