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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Amador County Constable's Office, California

Constable Miles Huntsman
Amador County Constable's Office, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1860
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hardin County Tenth District Constable's Office, Tennessee

Constable Jack Fraley
Hardin County Tenth District Constable's Office, TN
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

City Marshal William H. Hodge
Pontiac Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Officer George W. Poor
King County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Norton Police Department, Virginia

Special Policeman Enos B. Hilton
Norton Police Department, VA
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Presidio County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Simon L. de Leon
Presidio County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jailer Kavanaugh Tipton
Montgomery County Regional Jail, KY
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Howard
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Guard Lawrence Keating
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California

Sheriff David Fulton Douglass
Nevada County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1896
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hoboken Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Charles Gebhardt
Hoboken Police Department, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1898
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer H. D. Parsons
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1898
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

Officer William H. Katzenstein
Tucson Police Department, AZ
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Calaveras County Constable's Office, California

Deputy Constable James Casey
Calaveras County Constable's Office, CA
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Zack T. Wade
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Carlo Brummet
Harlan County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Windsor County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Hayden
Windsor County Sheriff's Office, VT
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1908
Cause of Death: Assault

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Charles H. Bates
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mono County Sheriff's Department, California

Sheriff James P. Dolan
Mono County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Harris W. West
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Eau Claire Police Department, Wisconsin

Chief of Police Elmer Sundby
Eau Claire Police Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective Sergeant Harry W. Lemkemeier
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

Detective Sergeant Luther C. Hay
Little Rock Police Department, AR
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Charles J. Reynolds
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Frank E. Romanella
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman John Hyland
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Bernard Early
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Hunter Rizer Stotler
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

Guard Lee White
Kansas Department of Corrections, KS
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Constable Francisco A. Cisneros
Willacy County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Constable William Franklin Haygood
Willacy County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

Operative James A. Hollinger
United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, US
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1936
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Genesee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff James W. Cranston
Genesee County Sheriff's Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1945
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

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

Special Agent Joseph J. Brock
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Edward J. O'Leary
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1957
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Constable - Butler County, Pennsylvania

Deputy Constable George Watt
Pennsylvania State Constable - Butler County, PA
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1957
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Joseph W. Bennett
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1958
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer Louis E. Spry
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1958
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Charles Hallenbeck
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1962
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Oconto County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Sheriff Edward Thomas Coopman
Oconto County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1964
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Covington Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Donald Ronnebaum
Covington Police Department, KY
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1968
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Carson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Shirley Meclellan White
Carson County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 1972
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Louis Cullotta
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Sheriff James Davis McKinnie, Jr.
Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1974
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Oronogo Police Department, Missouri

Marshal Melvin Dee Stiles
Oronogo Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gregory Police Department, South Dakota

Chief of Police William Bearshield
Gregory Police Department, SD
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1976
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

Officer Steven Ross Pinkelton
Metro Nashville Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida

Officer Gregory J. Sorenson
Daytona Beach Police Department, FL
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1982
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Trooper Donward F. Langston
Georgia State Patrol, GA
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1983
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Paul Ashburn
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1983
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Cedar County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff Charles Albert LaRew
Cedar County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper James E. Boland
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1987
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Fremont Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal Bobby R. Moore, Sr.
Fremont Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1988
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer Warren Corway Sanders
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1990
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

Trooper Joseph Earl Nicolle
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, OK
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1990
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Sergeant Danny L. Tunney
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1990
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Sergeant John Wayne Domblisky
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 1990
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer Jose Ramon Bonilla-Gonzalez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1993
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer Edgardo Luis Gutierrez-Colon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1993
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer William Burgos-Colon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1993
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Patrolwoman Sherry Hopper Goodman
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Friday, July 26, 1996
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper Robert G. Smith
Florida Highway Patrol, FL
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 1997
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Juab County Sheriff's Department, Utah

Deputy Tracey Dale Davidson
Juab County Sheriff's Department, UT
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 1998
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Steven Michael Agner
Madison County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, July 26, 1999
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper Lynn McCarthy Ross
Tennessee Highway Patrol, TN
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 2000
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff William Robert Hunter
Butte County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

Lieutenant Leonard Bruce Estes
Butte County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Francisco Police Department, California

Inspector Brian Dominique Olcomendy
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, July 26, 2003
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Dane Ray Johns
Williamson County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Monday, July 26, 2004
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Mattawan Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Scot Andrew Beyerstedt
Mattawan Police Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

San Francisco Police Department, California

Police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Robbie Chase Whitebird
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Marvin Gene Williams
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

Postal Inspector Preston Boyd Parnell
United States Postal Inspection Service, US
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff William Ronald Mast, Jr.
Watauga County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Westfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Jose Torres
Westfield Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 78

Aircraft accident: 4
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 7
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 42
Gunfire (Accidental): 3
Heart attack: 2
Heat exhaustion: 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 4
Vehicular assault: 8

 

By State

Arizona: 3
Arkansas: 1
California: 11
Florida: 4
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 3
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 4
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 3
Missouri: 5
New Jersey: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 1
Oklahoma: 3
Pennsylvania: 1
Puerto Rico: 3
South Dakota: 1
Tennessee: 5
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 7
Utah: 1
Vermont: 1
Virginia: 2
Washington: 1
Wisconsin: 2
 
 
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