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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Kokomo Police Department, Colorado

Night Policeman Michael O'Neal
Kokomo Police Department, CO
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1880
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Leadville Police Department, Colorado

Sergeant Lauriston Stewart
Leadville Police Department, CO
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1880
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Red Springs Police Department, North Carolina

Town Marshal Thomas Atkinson
Red Springs Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Richard Read
Hardin County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Aiken County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Curtis Ahl
Aiken County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Coalton Police Department, West Virginia

Chief of Police Francis Hays Wilmoth
Coalton Police Department, WV
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jackson Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal James Cockrill
Jackson Police Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bell County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Constable James W. Mitchell
Bell County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Police Department, Texas

Night Policeman Harry Floyd Hooker
Jacksonville Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Butte Police Department, Montana

Policeman Bart J. McCarthy
Butte Police Department, MT
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Morton County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sheriff Martin Moore
Morton County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Home Defense Officer Isaac B. Halbfinger
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sioux City Police Department, Iowa

Chief of Detectives James Garfield Britton
Sioux City Police Department, IA
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Alfred Jackson Pate
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Charles D. Potter
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1921
Cause of Death: Drowned

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Patrick James Nalty
Madison County Sheriff's Office, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Arthur Loewe
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

Federal Prohibition Agent Gary D. Freeman
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, US
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

Federal Prohibition Agent Howard Henry Fisher
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, US
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wright County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Sheriff John C. Nugent, Jr.
Wright County Sheriff's Office, MN
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kay County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff John Middleton
Kay County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Sunday, July 22, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Constable - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Constable John Mancos
Pennsylvania State Constable - Allegheny County, PA
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1925
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer George H. Macy
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1926
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard William M. "Will" Rader
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Point Pleasant Police Department, New Jersey

Marshal Arnold G. Johnson
Point Pleasant Police Department, NJ
EOW: Sunday, July 22, 1928
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Harry J. McDonald
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Agent Walter M. Gilbert
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Agent John Irwin Wilson
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Agent Curtis C. Burks
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ware County Police Department, Georgia

Officer James Hilton "Cracker" Johnson
Ware County Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1931
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Dolton Police Department, Illinois

Officer Harold J. Koehncke
Dolton Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Floyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Constable Kelly Johnson
Floyd County Constable's Office, KY
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Elmer R. Ostling
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John Skopek
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Palisades Interstate Park Police Department - New Jersey Section, New Jersey

Sergeant Patrick Quinn
Palisades Interstate Park Police Department - New Jersey Section, NJ
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1933
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

Conservation Warden Edgar L. Alderman
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, WI
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1933
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Macon Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Robert L. Smith
Macon Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, July 22, 1934
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Detective Lawrence B. Mitchell
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, July 22, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

Investigator William Rowland Braden
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, US
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Talladega County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Chief Deputy John J. Bryant
Talladega County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maryland State Police, Maryland

Officer J. F. Leo Shaab
Maryland State Police, MD
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1937
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Guard Rufus William Walters
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force, FL
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oyster Bay Cove Police Department, New York

Sergeant William "Bill" Hurley
Oyster Bay Cove Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1940
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Special Deputy George H. Yeaman, Jr.
King County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1946
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Garnett Police Department, Kansas

Chief of Police Ed Payne
Garnett Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1947
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Leland E. Roper
Fayette County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

West Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

Police Officer Joseph Seawell Gunnell
West Columbia Police Department, SC
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1949
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

El Segundo Police Department, California

Police Officer Richard A. Phillips
El Segundo Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1957
Cause of Death: Gunfire

El Segundo Police Department, California

Police Officer Milton G. Curtis
El Segundo Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1957
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Forks Police Department, Washington

Marshal John W. Rice
Forks Police Department, WA
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1960
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

Captain John Langlinais
Lafayette Police Department, LA
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1960
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sergeant Ben P. Wilder, Jr.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, July 22, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Anthony John Notaro
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1964
Cause of Death: Drowned

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Robert Henry Kuhn
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1965
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Guam Police Department, Guam

Police Officer I Juan Mafnas Santos
Guam Police Department, GU
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Canton Police Department, Ohio

Detective Guy Andrew Mack, Sr.
Canton Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas

Wildlife Officer Harry Capps
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, AR
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1974
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas

Wildlife Officer William Cassidy
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, AR
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1974
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff James Michael Lewis
Mohave County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Investigator Fidel Angel Rijos-Gomez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Eduardo J. Bigas-Mendez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1976
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Correctional Officer Robert J. Conkle
Illinois Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1978
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Correctional Officer Stanley E. Cole
Illinois Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1978
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Lieutenant William Nelson Thomas
Illinois Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1978
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper Robert Tinsley Lohr
Virginia State Police, VA
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1978
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Algonquin Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Larry A. Holder
Algonquin Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1982
Cause of Death: Drowned

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Vicki Moreau DeVries
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1982
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer James Rowley
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1983
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Charles Trojahn
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1983
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Sergeant Alberto Alvarado-Velez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington State Patrol, Washington

Trooper Clifford R. Hansell
Washington State Patrol, WA
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1987
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

Trooper Michael L. Martin
North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1988
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman John O. Holmes
Mount Holly Police Department, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 1992
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey A. Incardona
Niagara County Sheriff's Office, NY
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1993
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Pearl River County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Gary W. Lenior
Pearl River County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1993
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Tate Douglas Kahakai
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1995
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Bryant Brennon Bayne
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 1995
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Canton Police Department, Ohio

Patrol Officer Brian Craig Roshong
Canton Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1996
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Douglas John Noll
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, July 22, 1996
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Clarence Hill, IV
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 22, 2000
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Hobart / Lawrence Police Department, Wisconsin

Officer Robert Galen Etter, Jr.
Hobart / Lawrence Police Department, WI
EOW: Monday, July 22, 2002
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Hobart / Lawrence Police Department, Wisconsin

Officer Stephanie Rae Markins
Hobart / Lawrence Police Department, WI
EOW: Monday, July 22, 2002
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Oakland Police Department, California

Officer William Lynchburg Seuis
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper Vincent P. Cila
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Friday, July 22, 2005
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Anthony E. Forgione
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Cause of Death: Gunfire

American Samoa Department of Public Safety, American Samoa

Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown
American Samoa Department of Public Safety, AS
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Senior Investigator Thomas G. Moran, Jr.
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective John A. Russo
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Hayward Police Department, California

Sergeant Scott Paul Lunger
Hayward Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 89

9/11 related illness: 2
Aircraft accident: 7
Automobile crash: 6
Drowned: 3
Gunfire: 51
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle crash: 5
Stabbed: 4
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 5

 

By State

Alabama: 1
American Samoa: 1
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 2
California: 4
Colorado: 2
District of Columbia: 2
Florida: 3
Georgia: 2
Guam: 1
Hawaii: 3
Illinois: 8
Iowa: 1
Kansas: 2
Kentucky: 3
Louisiana: 1
Maryland: 2
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
Montana: 1
New Jersey: 3
New York: 8
North Carolina: 3
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 2
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 3
South Carolina: 2
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 6
Virginia: 1
Washington: 3
West Virginia: 1
Wisconsin: 3
 
 
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