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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Robertson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Jailer Addison D. "Ad" Wyser
Robertson County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1882
Cause of Death: Assault

Webster Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Goodwill
Webster Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rouses Point Police Department, New York

Chief of Police Solomon Bullis
Rouses Point Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1904
Cause of Death: Assault

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

Sergeant Gill P. Cates
Durham Police Department, NC
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Princeton Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Henry P. Cisco
Princeton Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Ray Cunningham
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Friday, May 28, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Frank V. Smith
Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Paris R. Fields
Roanoke City Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, May 28, 1920
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Cheviot Police Department, Ohio

Assistant Marshal Albert Schmitt
Cheviot Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1921
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Norton Police Department, Virginia

Chief of Police Worley H. Wells
Norton Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff Albert G. Catron
Walker County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Jesse L. English
Houston County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, May 28, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hereford Police Department, Texas

Traffic Officer Paul H. Jowell
Hereford Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Berwyn Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police Charles Levy
Berwyn Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Peter J. Scrivano
San Antonio Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Alvin Earl Brant
Scranton Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1931
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Morgan Pelfrey
Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper Richard Groja
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1933
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Beloit Police Department, Wisconsin

Merchant Policeman Fredrick Theodore Samp
Beloit Police Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Ernest E. Leonard, Jr.
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1935
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman Alson E. McCasland
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

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

Immigration Inspector Charles Michael Flachs
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, US
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittsylvania County Constable's Office, Virginia

Constable William M. "Will" Coward
Pittsylvania County Constable's Office, VA
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Richard Henry "Dick" Riley, Jr.
Augusta Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 1941
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Patrolman George G. Broome
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 1941
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Charles Meyer
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, May 28, 1948
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Robert Wooten
Marion County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1955
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Curtis Youngblood
Marion County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1955
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ocala Police Department, Florida

Assistant Chief of Police Mahlon Otis Tuck
Ocala Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1955
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper George Richard Dancy
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Monday, May 28, 1956
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Walton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff Charles James Sorrells
Walton County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Monday, May 28, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greenfield Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman John M. Fugate
Greenfield Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr.
Kentucky State Police, KY
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1964
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper Cecil Walter Uzzle
Kentucky State Police, KY
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1964
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

City Marshal James Strong, Jr.
Corydon Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hazen Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman Sammy McSpadden
Hazen Police Department, AR
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1966
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas

Lieutenant Bernard C. Hill
Kansas Highway Patrol, KS
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1967
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Gorham Police Department, New Hampshire

Police Officer Jerome O. Piet
Gorham Police Department, NH
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Harrington Park Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant George C. Higgins
Harrington Park Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Lawrence Stefane
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1970
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Jacksonville Police Department, North Carolina

Detective William Thomas Whitehead
Jacksonville Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1981
Cause of Death: Assault

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Joseph M. Weth, Jr.
Portsmouth Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, May 28, 1982
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Avilla Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal William Dean Miner, Jr.
Avilla Police Department, IN
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Stephen Owen Corbett
Metro-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 1983
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Thomas Joseph Trench
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1985
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Munday Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Perry Floyd Patton
Munday Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Rodney L. Bennett
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, May 28, 1990
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Beech Grove Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant Thomas L. Kleis
Beech Grove Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, May 28, 1991
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent George Douglas Althouse
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1992
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Clovis Police Department, New Mexico

Police Officer Rodolfo "Rudy" Ledezma
Clovis Police Department, NM
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 1995
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sergeant Robert Michael Hankins
Lamb County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 1998
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

Reserve Deputy Tracy Lee Miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, IN
EOW: Friday, May 28, 1999
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Austin Park Police Department, Texas

Police Officer William DeWayne Jones, Sr.
Austin Park Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 2000
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer David A. Regan
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, May 28, 2000
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer Ryan Eugene Cappelletty
Chesterfield County Police Department, VA
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Fernando Police Department, California

Officer Michael Timothy Short
San Fernando Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent Terrance Patrick Loftus
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, US
EOW: Friday, May 28, 2004
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Omar J. Edwards
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, May 28, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann, Sr.
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Englewood Police Department, Colorado

Detective Jeremy Stephen Bitner
Englewood Police Department, CO
EOW: Monday, May 28, 2012
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

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

Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 61

Aircraft accident: 2
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 8
Gunfire: 27
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 6
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 4
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Arkansas: 1
California: 1
Colorado: 2
Florida: 4
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 3
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 4
Louisiana: 1
Michigan: 1
Missouri: 1
New Hampshire: 1
New Jersey: 2
New Mexico: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 2
Pennsylvania: 2
Railroad Police: 2
South Carolina: 1
Texas: 9
U.S. Government: 4
Virginia: 5
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
All 2015 Deaths