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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Collin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff William C. Hall
Collin County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1869
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Adrian Police Department, Michigan

Officer Dennis R. Lyons
Adrian Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1880
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nelsonville Police Department, Ohio

Assistant Marshal Edward H. Davis
Nelsonville Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1888
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gunnison County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff John Myers
Gunnison County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York Police Department, New York

Roundsman Oscar Reinhardt
New York Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1897
Cause of Death: Animal related

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Bert Brannon
Joplin Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Owsley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff H. C. Treadway
Owsley County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1907
Cause of Death: Exposure to toxins

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Wade Hamilton Kelley
Trinity County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, April 24, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective Harry E. Tucker
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

Officer George Connery
Minneapolis Police Department, MN
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1917
Cause of Death: Assault

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Thomas Brady
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, April 24, 1922
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Greenfield Township Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Edward Cerveny
Greenfield Township Police Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1923
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Philip Endress
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1923
Cause of Death: Bicycle accident

Augusta Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman Steve A. Jenkins
Augusta Police Department, KS
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gordon County Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer S. C. Goss
Gordon County Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, Virginia

Inspector Luther Simeon McManamay
Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, VA
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper Robert L. Fisher
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Franklin B. Dreyer
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff Smith Owen Wester
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Charles C. McMillan
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1930
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Lackawanna Police Department, New York

Sergeant Michael T. McLane
Lackawanna Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1930
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff William Goericke
St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, MO
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lawrence Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer Melvin C. Howe
Lawrence Police Department, KS
EOW: Friday, April 24, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Muncie Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman James Ovid McCracken
Muncie Police Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Victor H. Sugg
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1934
Cause of Death: Assault

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman William Bunker Hinchliffe
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Albany Police Department, New York

Police Officer Francis V. Keyes
Albany Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, April 24, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Berwyn Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Frank C. Krizek, Sr.
Berwyn Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1947
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Undersheriff Milton L. Davis
Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sheriff Elmer F. Davis
Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

Investigator Merimon H. Barnes
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, US
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 1949
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman William B. Murphy
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, April 24, 1950
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman George J. Sperakos
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Sergeant Ray Whobrey
Indianapolis Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, April 24, 1953
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shelby Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Walter M. Means
Shelby Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1954
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana

Game Warden Harold Gartside
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, MT
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 1955
Cause of Death: Drowned

Lowell Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman George F. A. Pearsall
Lowell Police Department, MA
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1957
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Candelario Torres-Vazquez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1965
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Erwin Jackson
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective John Roth
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1969
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Deputy Inspector George McMullen
Suffolk County Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1969
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Donald W. Sager
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Friday, April 24, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant Joseph M. Monteparo
Asbury Park Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Paris Police Department, Kentucky

Sergeant William Clay Frederick
Paris Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Claude C. Smith
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Patrol Officer Louis David Dixon
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Patrol Officer Charles J. Bokinskie
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Robert A. Sorrentino
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Curtis M. Moore
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 1983
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer Errol C. Hawkins
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 1984
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Poinsett County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Deputy James Clarence Harper
Poinsett County Sheriff's Department, AR
EOW: Thursday, April 24, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police, U.S. Government

Police Officer Jose Oscar Rodriguez-Reyes
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police, US
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Cause of Death: Gunfire

White Settlement Police Department, Texas

Captain George Scott Monier
White Settlement Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

Corporal Billy Thomas Gregory
Durham Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 2004
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Hendry County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Brian Andrew Haas
Hendry County Sheriff's Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 2004
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Pittsburg Police Department, California

Police Officer Larry Elwood Lasater, Jr.
Pittsburg Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cahokia Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Jeremy Preston "Jay" Chambers
Cahokia Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, April 24, 2006
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

Corporal Nick Samuel Polizzotto
South Bend Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Headland Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer William Dexter Hammond
Headland Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, April 24, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Patrolman Howard Evans, Jr.
Zwolle Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Cause of Death: Heart attack

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Daryl Anthony Hall
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, April 24, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 61

Animal related: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 5
Bicycle accident: 1
Drowned: 1
Exposure to toxins: 1
Gunfire: 35
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 4
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 1
California: 1
Colorado: 1
Florida: 2
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 7
Indiana: 3
Kansas: 4
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 1
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 2
Michigan: 3
Minnesota: 1
Missouri: 4
Montana: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 7
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 2
Pennsylvania: 3
Puerto Rico: 1
Texas: 3
U.S. Government: 4
Virginia: 1
 
 
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