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Officers Killed on This Day in History
New York City Department of Correction, New York

Deputy Keeper Bartholomew B. Purdy
New York City Department of Correction, NY
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1875
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Erath County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Marion David Robertson
Erath County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1879
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Erath County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff John T. Ross
Erath County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1879
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrol Wagon Driver Joseph Sturm
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1884
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Lighthorsemen Police, Tribal Police

Captain Sam Cudgo
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Lighthorsemen Police, TR
EOW: Sunday, March 29, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal James E. Richardson
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1886
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Adair County Regional Jail, Kentucky

Deputy Jailer Marvin Conover
Adair County Regional Jail, KY
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Green Rose
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

Officer John Robert Estridge
Charlotte Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Beverly Gerome McCowan
Floyd County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Sunday, March 29, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Canton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Alvah A. Miller
Canton Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1919
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman George Leonard
Youngstown Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Patrolman Horace D. Elliott
Columbus Division of Police, OH
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Hereford Police Department, Texas

Traffic Officer Ralph Jarrell Rutherford
Hereford Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer W. Frank Godbold
Chatham County Police Department, GA
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer John Franklin Harmann
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Miami Police Department, Florida

Officer Patrick Howell Baldwin
Miami Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1940
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Charleroi Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman George T. Arnold
Charleroi Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1943
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Lamesa Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Claude William Johnson
Lamesa Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 1950
Cause of Death: Assault

Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Sheriff Louis F. Kreilein
Dubois County Sheriff's Department, IN
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1954
Cause of Death: Accidental

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Orville C. Trinkle, Jr.
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1960
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Francis J. "Frank" Shannon
Newark Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tyler Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Eugene Verdall Vickers
Tyler Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1963
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Gerald E. Doll
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Michael J. Czapski
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Assistant Director Donald Boyd Smith
Georgia Department of Corrections, GA
EOW: Sunday, March 29, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Correctional Officer Richard H. Rogers
Georgia Department of Corrections, GA
EOW: Sunday, March 29, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

Correctional Officer Robert E. Kendricks
Alabama Department of Corrections, AL
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Bristol Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer George F. Stuckey
Bristol Township Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Wendell Hicks
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, March 29, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Frank C. Irvin
Newark Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, March 29, 1973
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

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

Border Patrol Agent Lee L. Bounds
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1974
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

Corporal John Michael Frontczak
Montgomery County Police Department, MD
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1976
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer William Green
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Winston J. Rawlins
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1982
Cause of Death: Fire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer William Edwin DeLeon
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1982
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Barnstable Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Michael K. Aselton
Barnstable Police Department, MA
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1983
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Amedicus Q. Howell, III
Collier County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman Douglas E. Bunch
Kansas City Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1983
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Maryland State Police, Maryland

Corporal Theodore Dennis Wolf, Sr.
Maryland State Police, MD
EOW: Thursday, March 29, 1990
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Senior Officer Specialist Daniel J. Bryer
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1991
Cause of Death: Training accident

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Frank V. Trejo
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Reno Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer Keith Tadashi Hashimoto
Reno Police Department, NV
EOW: Friday, March 29, 1996
Cause of Death: Training accident

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Hector Garza
San Antonio Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, March 29, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - Juvenile Justice Commission, New Jersey

Senior Corrections Officer Cecil Arthur Smith, Sr.
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - Juvenile Justice Commission, NJ
EOW: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Cause of Death: Fall

Millbrook Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer James Dean Fezatte
Millbrook Police Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 2008
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Paul William DeRouen
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, March 29, 2008
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 47

Accidental: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 3
Fall: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 23
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 3
Motorcycle accident: 4
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Training accident: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 2
California: 2
Florida: 2
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 3
Maryland: 2
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 2
Nevada: 1
New Jersey: 3
New York: 1
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 4
Pennsylvania: 2
Railroad Police: 1
Texas: 8
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 3
Virginia: 1
 
 
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