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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Tazewell County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Henry Pratt
Tazewell County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1869
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Officer William M. Landers
Kentucky Central Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1870
Cause of Death: Stabbed

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Lighthorseman Joe Barnett
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1882
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Captain Sam Scott
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1882
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Craig Constable's Office, Missouri

Constable Anthony DeLong
Craig Constable's Office, MO
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1887
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pineville Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal George Thomas
Pineville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1887
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

Officer Minor Cudihee
Tacoma Police Department, WA
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1892
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Echo Constable's Office, Utah

Constable Thomas A. Stagg
Echo Constable's Office, UT
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Uinta County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

Deputy Sheriff Edward N. Dawes
Uinta County Sheriff's Office, WY
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Garrett
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Officer William F. Weiss
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Granite City Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Frank Holmes
Granite City Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrol Wagon Driver George Kent
Scranton Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Red River County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff Charles Stephens
Red River County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Galveston Police Department, Texas

Detective Charles Burrell
Galveston Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Chief of Police Cornelius Joseph Leyden
Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1916
Cause of Death: Explosion

Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer Robert R. Wiley
Seattle Police Department, WA
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Burbank Police Department, California

Deputy Marshal Robert L. Normand
Burbank Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Logan County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Laurence Finley
Logan County Sheriff's Office, WV
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

Conservation Warden J. B. Carter
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, WI
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1923
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Houston Police Department, Texas

Officer R. Q. Wells
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1927
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Jeremiah E. O'Connell
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Charles Foster Cooley, Jr.
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1929
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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

Special Agent Walter T. Creviston
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1931
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Portland Police Department, Maine

Patrolman Edward F. O'Donnell
Portland Police Department, ME
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Lombard Police Department, Illinois

Auxiliary Officer Louis John Schuetz
Lombard Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Anton Zapolsky
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant William S. Ford
Erie Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Captain Rafael Igaravidez-Falcon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Grant County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota

Sheriff Melbourne Lewis
Grant County Sheriff's Department, SD
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Robert A. Moore
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 1941
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Floyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Constable Silas Johnson
Floyd County Constable's Office, KY
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Howard H. Hegerich
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Dakota Highway Patrol, North Dakota

Patrolman Beryl E. McLane
North Dakota Highway Patrol, ND
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1954
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Captain Charles T. Andreano
Des Moines Police Department, IA
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1964
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant Daniel J. McCann
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cushing Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police Oswell Ovid "Joe" Rowden
Cushing Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1968
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Payne County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Mack Beall
Payne County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1968
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Millry Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police D. Raleigh Clarke
Millry Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Arthur D. O'Guinn
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norman Police Department, Oklahoma

Patrolman Melvin Oliver Miner
Norman Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, July 30, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Columbia Heights Police Department, Minnesota

Patrol Officer Curtis John Ramsdell
Columbia Heights Police Department, MN
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Patrolman Wilbur Horatio Francis
Virgin Islands Police Department, VI
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Customs Officer Roger L. Von Amelunxen
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire

McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma

Corporal Ronnie Nile Fox
McAlester Police Department, OK
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1981
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma

Detective David J. Sheehan
McAlester Police Department, OK
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1981
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Oklahoma

Narcotics Agent Billy Fairl Morgan
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, OK
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1981
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Maine

Detective Sergeant Donald E. Davey
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, ME
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1984
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Tolleson Police Department, Arizona

Sergeant George S. Covert
Tolleson Police Department, AZ
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1987
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Trooper William Howard Phillips
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Thursday, July 30, 1987
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Williston Police Department, Florida

Corporal David Wayne Moss
Williston Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1988
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

Sergeant Doyle Reed Thorne
Utah Highway Patrol, UT
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 1994
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

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

Correctional Officer Alfredo Deon Williams
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 1996
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

Corrections Officer Frederick W. Baker
New Jersey Department of Corrections, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 1997
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer Douglas Edward Wendel
Richmond Police Department, VA
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Sergeant Bradley W. Crawford
Clark County Sheriff's Department, WA
EOW: Friday, July 30, 2004
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Buena Park Police Department, California

Police Officer Daniel Ryan Ackerman
Buena Park Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer Russell Mark Willingham, Jr.
Winston-Salem Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Corporal Thomas Keith Slay
Columbus Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer Scott Patrick
Mendota Heights Police Department, MN
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 61

Aircraft accident: 4
Automobile accident: 10
Duty related illness: 1
Explosion: 1
Gunfire: 35
Heat exhaustion: 1
Motorcycle accident: 1
Stabbed: 3
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arizona: 1
California: 3
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 5
Iowa: 1
Kentucky: 2
Maine: 2
Minnesota: 2
Missouri: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 2
North Carolina: 1
North Dakota: 1
Oklahoma: 6
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 3
South Dakota: 1
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 7
Utah: 2
Virgin Islands: 1
Virginia: 1
Washington: 3
West Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 1
Wyoming: 1
 
 
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