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Officers Killed on This Day in History
United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

Posseman Samuel Waite Seawell
United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, US
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1879
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Grand Tower Police Department, Illinois

Marshal George Horton Cady
Grand Tower Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1881
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ashland County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Helbert
Ashland County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1888
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ashland County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Constable W. H. Kelly
Ashland County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1888
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Officer Carlton Lowe
Jacksonville Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Guard James C. Arnold
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, February 26, 1891
Cause of Death: Drowned

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff John Cowlett
Sumter County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Donalsonville Police Department, Georgia

Town Marshal William Berry Freeman
Donalsonville Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Haskell County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Charles Washington Hodges
Haskell County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nevada State Police, Nevada

Policeman Edward Hogle
Nevada State Police, NV
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma

Game Warden Charles W. Estes
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, OK
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Motorcycle Officer Alfred Victor Bonnet
San Antonio Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1913
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Troup County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff William Brewer Shirey
Troup County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

Patrolman Henry C. Seamon
Wheeling Police Department, WV
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Talladega County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Chief Deputy Sheriff John W. Burk
Talladega County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chief of Police Beldon N. Little
Fort Payne Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rahway Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer James Lynch
Rahway Police Department, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rahway Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Jacob Kraus
Rahway Police Department, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Patrolman Jesse Reall
Columbus Division of Police, OH
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Robert Donnelly
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hapeville Police Department, Georgia

Assistant Chief E. J. "Jack" Wynn
Hapeville Police Department, GA
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1926
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Okemah Police Department, Oklahoma

Officer Claude E. Ryan
Okemah Police Department, OK
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kern County State Traffic Force, California

Traffic Officer Luther W. "Pat" Hogan
Kern County State Traffic Force, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department, California

Sheriff Charles J. Taylor
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1929
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York

Special Deputy Joseph G. Munz
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, NY
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio

Detective John Barnes
Portsmouth Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer James H. Mann
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1934
Cause of Death: Assault

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Patrolman Fred L. Klenk
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1936
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pensacola Police Department, Florida

Officer Clinton A. Green
Pensacola Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1938
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Toccoa Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman William Teasley Owens
Toccoa Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Sheriff Champ Crawford
Franklin County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Thursday, February 26, 1942
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Border Patrol Inspector Ralph W. Ramsey
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Thursday, February 26, 1942
Cause of Death: Struck by train

United States War Department - New York Port of Embarkation Police, U.S. Government

Patrolman Victor Salvatore Manfra
United States War Department - New York Port of Embarkation Police, US
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1946
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Mansfield Police Department, Ohio

Lieutenant William J. Taylor
Mansfield Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

Captain Roland Lucien Barbeau
Kern County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, February 26, 1953
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Patrolman Leroy Alvaro Swan
Virgin Islands Police Department, VI
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1965
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Thomas F. Jackson
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hogansville Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Howard Thomas Horton
Hogansville Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Detective Rodney Scott Morgan
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Dennis J. McInerney
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Leland Police Department, Mississippi

Police Officer I Donnie Gene Kelley
Leland Police Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Gregory L. Low
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1978
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Lieutenant Angel L. Colon-Alicea
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1978
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Waverly Police Department, Tennessee

Chief of Police Guy Oakley Barnett, Sr.
Waverly Police Department, TN
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1978
Cause of Death: Explosion

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper George L. Hanna
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chilton County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff William Obra Wilson
Chilton County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1984
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Wake Forest Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer Cecil E. Enlow
Wake Forest Police Department, NC
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1984
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Roanoke City Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Corporal Barry Lee Pendrey
Roanoke City Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1985
Cause of Death: Assault

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Gary Don McCarthy
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1988
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Edward R. Byrne
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1988
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina

Corporal George Don Peeler
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, SC
EOW: Sunday, February 26, 1989
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Michael L. Cole
El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 1991
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Mark Alan Whitehead
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, OR
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Reserve Sergeant Scott E. Collins
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, OR
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

Trooper Willis Von Moore
Alabama Department of Public Safety, AL
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1996
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Sergeant Charles B. Kubala, Sr.
Sumter County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Monday, February 26, 1996
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Oliver Wendell Smith, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pensacola Police Department, Florida

Officer Glenn Rowe Austraw
Pensacola Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, February 26, 1997
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Gallaway Police Department, Tennessee

Captain Elmer L. Dosier
Gallaway Police Department, TN
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1999
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Patrol Officer Angela K. Payne
Knox County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 2000
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Eagle Pass Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Eric Jay Van Fossan
Eagle Pass Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, February 26, 2005
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Santa Cruz Police Department, California

Sergeant Loran Lee "Butch" Baker, Jr.
Santa Cruz Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Santa Cruz Police Department, California

Detective Elizabeth Chase Butler
Santa Cruz Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 66

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 9
Drowned: 1
Explosion: 1
Gunfire: 36
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 4
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By State

Alabama: 5
Arkansas: 1
California: 8
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 3
Georgia: 5
Illinois: 1
Louisiana: 2
Massachusetts: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 1
Nevada: 1
New Jersey: 2
New York: 2
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 5
Oklahoma: 4
Oregon: 2
Puerto Rico: 2
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 2
Tennessee: 3
Texas: 4
U.S. Government: 5
Virgin Islands: 1
Virginia: 1
West Virginia: 1
 
 
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