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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman George A. Jackson
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1887
Cause of Death: Assault

Easley Police Department, South Carolina

Town Marshal Jeremiah Hughes
Easley Police Department, SC
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. Fahey
Lake County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Wednesday, June 23, 1897
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

Detective William F. Murphy
Peoria Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, June 23, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Johnson City Police Department, Tennessee

Policeman Walter McPeak
Johnson City Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1910
Cause of Death: Stabbed

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff William Henry Garlick
El Paso County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Rangers, Texas

Private Grover Scott Russell
Texas Rangers, TX
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

Patrol Officer Lewis C. Hipple
Harrisburg Police Bureau, PA
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant James D. Hagerty
Indianapolis Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Waynesboro Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police Jack A. Samuels
Waynesboro Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

Park Policeman William J. Allison
South Park District Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, June 23, 1925
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Thomas W. Kehoe
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James C. Farley
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Joseph Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman Francis LaMunion
St. Joseph Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Mandan Police Department, North Dakota

Police Officer Hans C. Jess
Mandan Police Department, ND
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1929
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Policeman Earl F. Sturtevant
Shannon Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Buffalo Police Department, New York

Patrolman Sterling C. Forden
Buffalo Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 1934
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Victor Green
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

Police Officer Manuel Borgos
Westchester County Parkway Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1938
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Warren K. Raby
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Weatherford Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police Bruce Felder Rainey
Weatherford Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Charles Addams
Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, IL
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1944
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

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

Border Patrol Inspector Earl F. Fleckiger
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monterey Police Department, Tennessee

Night Policeman Sye Denton Bohannon
Monterey Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, June 23, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Julio Rodriguez-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 1951
Cause of Death: Accidental

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer William C. Foote
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1952
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Deputy Sheriff Willard N. Carver
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Livonia Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman Sidney A. Dethloff
Livonia Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1952
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sheriff Abram Jefferson Edmisten
Watauga County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1952
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Winston County Constable's Office, Alabama

Constable Ezra Sethal Smith
Winston County Constable's Office, AL
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 1956
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Irwin Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Robert Earl Pierce
Irwin Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1957
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Benjamin Kyle Smith
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Monday, June 23, 1958
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Ulm Police Department, Minnesota

Patrolman Paul D. Renner
New Ulm Police Department, MN
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger Nathaniel R. Lacy
United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, US
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1966
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Howard Kenton Hicks
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York

Sergeant Robert M. "Whitey" Skelton, Jr.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, NY
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1972
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff Frank J. Lott
Polk County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Robert B. Broshears
East St. Louis Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 1977
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Muldrow Police Department, Oklahoma

Patrolman Michael Bruce Keen
Muldrow Police Department, OK
EOW: Wednesday, June 23, 1982
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Orlando Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Michael W. Burson, Sr.
Orlando Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 1990
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

New York State Police, New York

Sergeant Holger Beck
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, June 23, 1995
Cause of Death: Bicycle accident

Grenada County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Sheriff Harold Lloyd Strider
Grenada County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1996
Cause of Death: Heart attack

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Lance Corporal Randall Scott Hewitt
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Sunday, June 23, 1996
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Reserve Officer Johnnie Mae Clanton
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Wednesday, June 23, 1999
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Master Sergeant Stanley W. Talbot
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 2001
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer Rodney Fredderick Pocceschi
Virginia Beach Police Department, VA
EOW: Monday, June 23, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Henry Canales
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Lieutenant Christopher M. Pupo
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Allen Morris Bares, Jr.
Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Monday, June 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper Eric Keith Chrisman
Kentucky State Police, KY
EOW: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Sergeant Sean Lewis Allred
Livingston Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Cause of Death: Heart attack

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 51

9/11 related illness: 1
Accidental: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile crash: 5
Bicycle accident: 1
Gunfire: 22
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle crash: 6
Stabbed: 2
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 1
California: 1
Colorado: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 8
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Michigan: 3
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 1
North Dakota: 1
Oklahoma: 2
Pennsylvania: 3
Puerto Rico: 1
South Carolina: 2
Tennessee: 3
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 1
 
 
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