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Officers Killed on This Day in History
New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

Patrolman John Starkey
New York Metropolitan Police Force, NY
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1864
Cause of Death: Assault

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Nichols
Dallas County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Friday, January 20, 1871
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bedford Police Department, Indiana

Deputy Marshal George Carney
Bedford Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1875
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Martin Kunkel
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Sheriff Louis V. Wyckoff
King County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Friday, January 20, 1882
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff Henry W. Epperson
Bradford County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rogers Police Department, Arkansas

Constable Will L. Dalton
Rogers Police Department, AR
EOW: Tuesday, January 20, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Osawatomie Police Department, Kansas

Officer James H. Helms
Osawatomie Police Department, KS
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Farmville Police Department, North Carolina

Constable Walter J. Lovett
Farmville Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, January 20, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Peter M. Hart
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Joseph C. Reiser
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal Ben Franklin Dixon
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Officer Henry A. Everett
Jacksonville Police Department, FL
EOW: Tuesday, January 20, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer Frank L. Cornelius
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Charles Paldina
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, January 20, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma

Correctional Officer William Mayfield
Oklahoma Department of Corrections, OK
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1926
Cause of Death: Assault

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Dallas Adelbert Roberts
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, US
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1926
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

Patrolman Charles Brunhaus
Wheeling Police Department, WV
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1926
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff William Irwin
Collier County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant Walter Awe
Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Attleboro Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Edward E. Gobin
Attleboro Police Department, MA
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman John J. Hopkins
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Daniel P. Beyer
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1936
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Richards F. Hammond
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Fred Damron
Floyd County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Gary E. Fairey
Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Donald Schodrof
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1947
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Sergeant Clarence W. Bracy
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 1949
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Arlington County Police Department, Virginia

Detective Russell C. Pettie
Arlington County Police Department, VA
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Long Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer Frederick W. Walsh, Jr.
Long Beach Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1957
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Pottstown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Thomas W. Corum
Pottstown Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1964
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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

Investigator Douglas Flanigen Denny
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, US
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1964
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Charles R. Ernest
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1965
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman Paul Lewis Major
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1965
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff Chester Larson
Ventura County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1969
Cause of Death: Drowned

Evergreen Police Department, Alabama

Assistant Chief of Police Talmadge Hampton Smith
Evergreen Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1974
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

Lieutenant Harold V. Atkinson
Missouri Department of Corrections, MO
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1975
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Joseph R. Garcia
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, January 20, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Zapata County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Constable Manuel Gonzalez
Zapata County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Idabel Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Ruben Roy Farmer
Idabel Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Jose Police Department, California

Officer Gordon A. Silva
San Jose Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, January 20, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Jose Police Department, California

Officer Gene Ronald Simpson
San Jose Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, January 20, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Stanford Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Gary Elmer Kidwell
Stanford Police Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer Joe Rios
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1993
Cause of Death: Bicycle accident

New Plymouth Police Department, Idaho

Officer Ronald W. Feldner
New Plymouth Police Department, ID
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 1994
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tulane University Police Department, Louisiana

Sergeant Gilbert J. Mast
Tulane University Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, January 20, 1996
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

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

Senior Patrol Agent Rene B. Garza
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

Captain Robbie Edward Bishop
Villa Rica Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Corporal Alfredo Banos
Lee County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, January 20, 2001
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Jose Luis Torres-Martinez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Friday, January 20, 2006
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Trooper Matthew DeWayne Myrick
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Friday, January 20, 2006
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Matthew Barret Thebeau
Corpus Christi Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 2008
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Police Officer Akeem Basil "Teddy" Newton
Virgin Islands Police Department, VI
EOW: Sunday, January 20, 2008
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Torrance County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff Dominique Joseph Smith
Torrance County Sheriff's Office, NM
EOW: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Jill E. Mattice
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer Thomas Raymond Hayes
Columbus Division of Police, OH
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

Detective Roger Castillo
Miami-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

Detective Amanda Lynn Haworth
Miami-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Arkansas Department of Correction, Arkansas

Corporal Barbara Ann Ester
Arkansas Department of Correction, AR
EOW: Friday, January 20, 2012
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

Correctional Officer Tracy A. Hardin
Nevada Department of Corrections, NV
EOW: Friday, January 20, 2012
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Correctional Officer Adam Conrad
Marion County Sheriff's Office, IL
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Westwego Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer Michael Louviere
Westwego Police Department, LA
EOW: Friday, January 20, 2017
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 63

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 9
Bicycle accident: 1
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 34
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 2
Stabbed: 2
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arkansas: 2
California: 5
Colorado: 1
Florida: 6
Georgia: 1
Idaho: 1
Illinois: 5
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 2
Michigan: 2
Missouri: 1
Nevada: 1
New Mexico: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 2
Pennsylvania: 1
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 2
South Carolina: 1
Texas: 4
U.S. Government: 4
Virgin Islands: 1
Virginia: 1
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 1
 
 
All 2017 Deaths