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Officers Killed on This Day in History
New Canaan Police Department, Connecticut

Chief Constable Louis Drucker
New Canaan Police Department, CT
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1888
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Madison County Sheriff's Department, Montana

Sheriff James E. Summers
Madison County Sheriff's Department, MT
EOW: Friday, January 25, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman James H. Stedman
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1905
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

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

Special Agent J. A. McClure
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Barron County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Sheriff Matt Olson
Barron County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wood River Police Department, Illinois

Officer John Phipps
Wood River Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1916
Cause of Death: Animal related

Houston Police Department, Texas

Detective Pete Corrales
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Herman F. Harms
Terre Haute Police Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Parley L. Bennett
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff Zack Horton
Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff James Edward Perry, Sr.
Halifax County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Charles M. Snyder
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, January 25, 1937
Cause of Death: Drowned

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Julio Del Valle-Gomez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1942
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff Sylvester Castillo Villa
Yuma County Sheriff's Department, AZ
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Norman Stinger
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1949
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Winfred O. Hanna
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Monday, January 25, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Lyons Kelliher
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1956
Cause of Death: Gunfire

O'Brien County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Sheriff Jake Mulder
O'Brien County Sheriff's Department, IA
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1956
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Lynn Ray Smith
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Friday, January 25, 1957
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Norvell Ray
East St. Louis Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, January 25, 1958
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff James Alfred Brent
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Friday, January 25, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer William J. Baumer
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1967
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Frank R. Medeiros
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1967
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman James Lee Mobley
Dayton Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Goochland County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Sheriff Joel L. Powers
Goochland County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1970
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sergeant Wiley T. Williams
Wilson County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Friday, January 25, 1974
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Chief Deputy Sheriff Allen Kay O'Neal
Crawford County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, January 25, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr.
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, January 25, 1982
Cause of Death: Assault

Kane County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Sergeant Michael J. Babb
Kane County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Monday, January 25, 1982
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Clinton Police Department, Illinois

Lieutenant Raymond Lee Terry
Clinton Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1983
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Dorelle C. Brandon
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1984
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Edward R. Errickson
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1984
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Roberto R. Padro
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 1987
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Lieutenant Curtis William Denton, Jr.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Alan Cone
Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, January 25, 1990
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1994
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Lake County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Sergeant William G. Paterson
Lake County Sheriff's Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1994
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer III James E. Walch
Montgomery County Police Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1994
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Nicholas R. DeMutiis
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 1994
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Albertville Police Department, Alabama

Detective Ernest Andrew Whitten
Albertville Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, January 25, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff I David Michael Demos
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, WI
EOW: Saturday, January 25, 1997
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

DeWitt Township Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Gary Neil Priess
DeWitt Township Police Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah

Conservation Officer Jon Christopher Draper
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, UT
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 2004
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Alan Inzer
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Thursday, January 25, 2007
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Vernon Police Department, New York

Detective Christopher Alexander Ridley
Mount Vernon Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, January 25, 2008
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer Joshuah Patrick Broadway
Montgomery Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, January 25, 2009
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper Michael Wayne Slagle
Tennessee Highway Patrol, TN
EOW: Friday, January 25, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 47

Animal related: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 4
Drowned: 1
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire: 21
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 5
Motorcycle accident: 2
Struck by vehicle: 5
Vehicle pursuit: 3
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 1
California: 1
Connecticut: 1
Georgia: 1
Hawaii: 1
Illinois: 7
Indiana: 2
Iowa: 1
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 2
Michigan: 1
Montana: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 2
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 2
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 2
Railroad Police: 1
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 4
Utah: 1
Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 2
 
 
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