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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Columbia County Sheriff's Office, New York

Sheriff Cornelius Hogeboom
Columbia County Sheriff's Office, NY
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1791
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tehachapi Police Department, California

Constable Thomas Godwin
Tehachapi Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1876
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Georgetown Police Department, Kentucky

Night Policeman George William James
Georgetown Police Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Police Officer Joe Big Knife
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective James A. McCluskey
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Eugene M. Sheehan
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Castle County Workhouse, Delaware

Guard John F. Campbell
New Castle County Workhouse, DE
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William Charles Farquhar
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1913
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Haney
Livingston County Sheriff's Office, IL
EOW: Monday, October 22, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Elizabeth Police Department, New Jersey

Captain John J. Hiney
Elizabeth Police Department, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1918
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Commerce Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police Charles Stricker
Commerce Police Department, OK
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman John J. McAntee
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1920
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Sheriff Willie C. Bond
Orange County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Orange Police Department, Virginia

Town Sergeant Julian F. Boyer
Orange Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

Motorcycle Officer John F. Less
St. Joseph Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, October 22, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Richmond Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman John W. Hennigar
Richmond Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1924
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

Sergeant Daniel C. Chason
Fayetteville Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Castle City Police Department, Delaware

Motorcycle Policeman Charles Thorn
New Castle City Police Department, DE
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1926
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Hugh Sevier Fuller
Wichita Falls Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman C. J. Redder
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1931
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Guido J. Pessagano
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper Leonard H. Watson
Connecticut State Police, CT
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1932
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

Warden Supervisor Robert Lee Moore
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, ME
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1935
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Chicago Park District Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Frederick Fischer
Chicago Park District Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1936
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Officer Walter M. Bingham
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1937
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Boonville Police Department, North Carolina

Constable Arthur D. Matthews
Boonville Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1938
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff John Wesley McKinney
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1940
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Santa Barbara Police Department, California

Officer Henry F. Evans
Santa Barbara Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1940
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Efrain Sosa-Almeyda
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Keokuk Police Department, Iowa

Patrolman Norman Juhl
Keokuk Police Department, IA
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Charles P. Annerino
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Edgewood Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant Thomas Earl Sanderson
Edgewood Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1957
Cause of Death: Heart attack

El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Ora Clyde Owen
El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1961
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

New York City Police Department, New York

Probationary Patrolman Gerald C. Murphy
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Joseph Meaders
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1972
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Officer Robert Edward Schachte
Indianapolis Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, October 22, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Exeter Police Department, California

Patrolman Thomas J. Schroth
Exeter Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Oxford Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman James A. Redding
New Oxford Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1978
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Reserve Deputy John R. Litch, Jr.
Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Correctional Officer Robert L. Hoffmann
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1983
Cause of Death: Stabbed

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

Correctional Officer Merle E. Clutts
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1983
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska

Village Public Safety Officer Ronald Eugene Zimin
Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, AK
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Troy Louis Barboza
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Childersburg Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Jerry Lewis Bradford, Sr.
Childersburg Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Onawa Police Department, Iowa

Chief of Police Cole B. Shatswell
Onawa Police Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 1989
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer Raymond Alfred Messerly, Jr.
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, October 22, 1992
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

Captain Jerry Ralph Foster
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX
EOW: Friday, October 22, 1993
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer Charles Dean Heim
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, October 22, 1994
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Brian Ronald Kinsey
Jackson Police Department, MS
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Detective Joseph Elmer McCain
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Monday, October 22, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Larry Rhoden
Polk County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, October 22, 2001
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Gene Brian Wilkinson
Polk County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, October 22, 2001
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Margena Silvia Nunez
Lee County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer II Landon Michael Dorris
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

West Yellowstone Police Department, Montana

Police Officer Patrick Roy Kramer
West Yellowstone Police Department, MT
EOW: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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

Special Agent Sang T. Jun
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 56

Aircraft accident: 2
Automobile accident: 5
Duty related illness: 2
Gunfire: 26
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 5
Stabbed: 2
Struck by vehicle: 5
Vehicle pursuit: 3
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Alaska: 1
California: 7
Connecticut: 1
Delaware: 2
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 3
Hawaii: 1
Illinois: 3
Indiana: 2
Iowa: 2
Kentucky: 1
Maine: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 3
Montana: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 3
Puerto Rico: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 3
U.S. Government: 4
Virginia: 2
 
 
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