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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Monterey County Constable's Office, California

Constable William H. Hardmount
Monterey County Constable's Office, CA
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1854
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Substitute Patrolman Abraham Bird
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1874
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Cornelius Finley
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal John Hicks "JH" Adams
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sumner County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Deputy Sheriff Edward Scotten
Sumner County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1884
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Winfield Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer John Isaac Fulton
Winfield Police Department, KS
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Thomas J. Hueston
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Constable Samuel Thomas Tobias
Clarendon County Magistrate's Office, SC
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1899
Cause of Death: Assault

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Bill Lewis
Clay County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Sergeant William Morris
Kansas City Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John F. Henry
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Francis A. Zehringer
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Monroe Police Department, Louisiana

Officer W. R. Roberts
Monroe Police Department, LA
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marion County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Rural Police Officer George A. Davis
Marion County Sheriff's Department, SC
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scotch Plains Police Department, New Jersey

Chief of Police Florance J. O'Sullivan
Scotch Plains Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1921
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff John H. Mays
Knox County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Whitley County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff John H. Mays
Whitley County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jasper Police Department, Florida

City Marshal Henry Franklin Knowles
Jasper Police Department, FL
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

Guard Grant Weakley
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, OH
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett
Letcher County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia

Game Warden Harvey M. Carter
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VA
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fort Smith Police Department, Arkansas

Captain William A. Bourland
Fort Smith Police Department, AR
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lansing Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Alexander Lang
Lansing Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

Detective William T. Feitz
Camden Police Department, NJ
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Glens Falls Police Department, New York

Patrolman John E. Malan
Glens Falls Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff Ralph A. Harshe
Allen County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Sergeant Newton Tressel Sites
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1942
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Webster Springs Police Department, West Virginia

Police Officer E. Holt Hammon
Webster Springs Police Department, WV
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman George H. Helstern
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Jerry St. Clair
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1946
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Newberry Police Department, South Carolina

Police Officer J. D. Livingston
Newberry Police Department, SC
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1947
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant Saul Starrett
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1953
Cause of Death: Electrocuted

DeWitt Police Department, Arkansas

Chief of Police Robert Burbanks
DeWitt Police Department, AR
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Kisco Police Department, New York

Patrolman Salvatore Rosafort
Mount Kisco Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 1954
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Absecon Police Department, New Jersey

Special Officer Alex Schromsky
Absecon Police Department, NJ
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1956
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Gardena Police Department, California

Officer Don Eugene Bacon
Gardena Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1956
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman William G. Long
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1956
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Customs Agent John Sellinthin
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1962
Cause of Death: Unidentified

Elba Police Department, Alabama

Assistant Chief of Police Charles Herman Driggers, Sr.
Elba Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Robert D. White
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1966
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

Police Officer Lloyd W. Worthy
Little Rock Police Department, AR
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Rand J. Chandler
Camden Police Department, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Robert Anton Mayer
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Olin J. Wait
Reading Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff Delbert L. Berry
Apache County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Arlington County Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer George Leighton Pomraning, Jr.
Arlington County Police Department, VA
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

Patrolman Guy Thomas Davis, Jr.
North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman John S. Reese
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 1976
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Miami Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Nathaniel K. Broom
Miami Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

Sergeant Vincent Tyrone Tatum
Nevada Department of Corrections, NV
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alamogordo Department of Public Safety, New Mexico

Public Safety Officer Bruce A. Richard
Alamogordo Department of Public Safety, NM
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1984
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Oklahoma Lake Patrol, Oklahoma

Patrolman Mark O. Harris
Oklahoma Lake Patrol, OK
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1984
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Richmond Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Lonnie Lewis Freeman
Richmond Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1984
Cause of Death: Assault

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Hugo Olazar
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 1989
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

Officer Brent David Wisdom
Fort Worth Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1992
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Guilford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Gregory Lee Hawks
Guilford County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1994
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1994
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Sergeant Patrick Devon Thompson
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Friday, September 2, 1994
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Navajo County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

Captain Charles Welch Lane
Navajo County Sheriff's Department, AZ
EOW: Monday, September 2, 1996
Cause of Death: Fall

Oregon State Police, Oregon

Sergeant James Dallas Rector
Oregon State Police, OR
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1997
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Oregon State Police, Oregon

Trooper Scott Alan Lyons
Oregon State Police, OR
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 1997
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

Corporal Johnny Mack Scarberough
Arkansas State Police, AR
EOW: Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff Bradley Alan Anderson
St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, MN
EOW: Monday, September 2, 2002
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Prescott Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrol Officer Jackie Davis Ryden
Prescott Police Department, WI
EOW: Saturday, September 2, 2006
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Skagit County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff Anne Marie Jackson
Skagit County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper First Class Kenneth Ray Hall
Connecticut State Police, CT
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 2010
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 Michael Vincent Gallagher
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 67

Aircraft accident: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 6
Electrocuted: 1
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 39
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 6
Struck by vehicle: 2
Unidentified: 1
Vehicular assault: 7

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arizona: 3
Arkansas: 4
California: 4
Connecticut: 1
Florida: 2
Illinois: 1
Kansas: 3
Kentucky: 4
Louisiana: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Nevada: 1
New Jersey: 4
New Mexico: 1
New York: 4
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 4
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 2
Pennsylvania: 4
South Carolina: 3
Texas: 1
U.S. Government: 5
Virginia: 3
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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