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Officers Killed on This Day in History
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Constable William Mull
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1836
Cause of Death: Stabbed

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff George Hammond
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1836
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, Maine

Deputy Sheriff William Hubbard
Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, ME
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1873
Cause of Death: Assault

Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, Maine

Deputy Sheriff Granville A. Hayden
Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, ME
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1873
Cause of Death: Assault

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

Policeman James B. Wiggins
Chattanooga Police Department, TN
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1879
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Buena Vista Police Department, Colorado

Policeman Tom Perkins
Buena Vista Police Department, CO
EOW: Wednesday, April 28, 1880
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff James W. Bell
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1881
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Olinger
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1881
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cloverdale Police Department, California

Constable Albert P. Crigler
Cloverdale Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1888
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal John S. "Speed" Hamilton
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Missouri Valley Police Department, Iowa

City Marshal Abner Whitney
Missouri Valley Police Department, IA
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shelby City Police Department, Kentucky

Marshal John B. Silcox
Shelby City Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Officer Charles A. Ware
Indianapolis Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, April 28, 1897
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Lieutenant William E. Gruber
Jacksonville Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, April 28, 1897
Cause of Death: Assault

Pine Bluff Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman George Claud Holt Pickett
Pine Bluff Police Department, AR
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Constable Albert E. Wood
Wayne County Constable's Office, IL
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Decatur Police Department, Alabama

Sanitary Officer W. L. Steele
Decatur Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, April 28, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Boston Police Department, Ohio

Town Marshal Arthur Rutter
New Boston Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

Lieutenant Arthur Briggs
Duluth Police Department, MN
EOW: Tuesday, April 28, 1908
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Wabash Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Philip Kelley
Wabash Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1912
Cause of Death: Struck by train

North Dakota Attorney General's Office, North Dakota

Special Agent Kersey E. Gowin
North Dakota Attorney General's Office, ND
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Andrew W. Czap
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Sheriff Thomas Edward Lashbrook
Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Friday, April 28, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Constable Carl William Neff
Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Friday, April 28, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Frank Utter
Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Friday, April 28, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Corporal Harold C. Mattice
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Libby Police Department, Montana

Chief of Police John Ferdinand Bockman
Libby Police Department, MT
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas

Policeman Lem McPherson
Fayetteville Police Department, AR
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia

Game Warden Frank H. Gillam
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VA
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Burlington Northern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Durward Faulding Geddes
Burlington Northern Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Paul Donath
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Richfield Springs Police Department, New York

Chief of Police Robert K. Hannahs
Richfield Springs Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1938
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Deputy Jailer Benton Sizemore
Breathitt County Jail, KY
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper John I. Gregerson
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1941
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Fred Parker
Clayton County Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, April 28, 1959
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

Corrections Employee Bernard Fancher
Michigan Department of Corrections, MI
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1960
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Waverly Police Department, New York

Patrolman Elmer M. Beers
Waverly Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1968
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John Stachnik
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1969
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Lynwood Mallett
Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, SC
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Houston Police Department, Texas

Detective Daryl W. Shirley
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, April 28, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Crockett County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff Wayne Lewis Wahl
Crockett County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1985
Cause of Death: Drowned

Albany Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Donald Lee Ferguson
Albany Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1990
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Waukesha Police Department, Wisconsin

Captain James Lutz
Waukesha Police Department, WI
EOW: Thursday, April 28, 1994
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Sergeant Timothy Michael Mossbrucker
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Friday, April 28, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Allen County Adult Probation Department, Indiana

Probation Officer Donald R. "Charley" Knepple
Allen County Adult Probation Department, IN
EOW: Monday, April 28, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Marshall Berger
Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Monday, April 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 46

Aircraft accident: 1
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 1
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 30
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 1
Stabbed: 3
Struck by train: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arkansas: 2
California: 2
Colorado: 2
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 5
Indiana: 2
Iowa: 1
Kentucky: 3
Maine: 2
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Missouri: 2
Montana: 1
New Jersey: 1
New Mexico: 1
New York: 3
North Dakota: 1
Ohio: 1
Pennsylvania: 1
Railroad Police: 2
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 2
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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