Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 55

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Automobile crash 7
  • Electrocuted 1
  • Fall 2
  • Gunfire 30
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 4
  • Heart attack 1
  • Motorcycle crash 3
  • Stabbed 2
  • Struck by vehicle 2
  • Vehicle pursuit 1
  • Vehicular assault 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 5
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 6
  • Colorado 2
  • Connecticut 1
  • Delaware 1
  • Florida 2
  • Georgia 3
  • Illinois 1
  • Indiana 1
  • Iowa 1
  • Kentucky 2
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 1
  • Missouri 2
  • Montana 1
  • New Mexico 1
  • New York 3
  • North Carolina 2
  • Ohio 1
  • Oklahoma 2
  • Oregon 1
  • Pennsylvania 1
  • Puerto Rico 2
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 5
  • Virginia 1
  • Washington 3

Marshal Joe Carson

Las Vegas Police Department, NM

EOW: Thursday, January 22, 1880

Cause: Gunfire

Guard Frank L. Russell

Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, MT

EOW: Saturday, January 22, 1938

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Sergeant G. J. Jordon

Shelbyville Police Department, TN

EOW: Sunday, January 22, 1995

Cause: Automobile crash