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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Brooklyn Police Department, New York

Patrolman John J. Donohue
Brooklyn Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1872
Cause of Death: Assault

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff B. B. Sullivan
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1876
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norwich Police Department, Connecticut

Lieutenant William S. Gordon
Norwich Police Department, CT
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1881
Cause of Death: Assault

Cochise County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips
Cochise County Sheriff's Department, AZ
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1882
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Green County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Marhall E. Henley
Green County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 1883
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Madison County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Deputy Jailer Tim Anderson
Madison County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1887
Cause of Death: Assault

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman George E. Roberts
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Monday, July 7, 1890
Cause of Death: Assault

Humboldt Police Department, Iowa

Night Watchman Ole McMillan
Humboldt Police Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Geary Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal John E. Cross
Geary Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer John J. Smith
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1904
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

Officer Edward McConnell
Asheville Police Department, NC
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Reserve Officer Michael Brennan
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1918
Cause of Death: Fall

Ashland Police Department, Alabama

Officer James Benjamin Ramsey
Ashland Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, July 7, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Bernard T. Cook
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Joseph Jovanovic
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, July 7, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Martin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Special Deputy Sheriff Frank James
Martin County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Anthony Lynch
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1925
Cause of Death: Struck by streetcar

New York State Police, New York

Trooper James B. Losco
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1925
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman John A. Franken
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Sergeant Judson D. Cornwall
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1927
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James H. Walker
Peoria Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1927
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John J. Sweeney
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff E. R. Marsh
Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Patrolman Thomas Day
Columbus Division of Police, OH
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1931
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Texas Rangers, Texas

Private Dan Lafayette McDuffie
Texas Rangers, TX
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Joseph C. Meiers
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Thomas G. Timmons
Augusta Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Francis J. Perry
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 1934
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff George Dennett
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee

Policeman William "Bill" Hunt
Alcoa Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, July 7, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Harry J. Padian
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Raleigh County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Jess Thompson
Raleigh County Sheriff's Department, WV
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wilmington Police Department, Delaware

Patrolman Willard E. Pruitt, Jr.
Wilmington Police Department, DE
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1944
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Webb County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Deputy Constable Juan Novoa
Webb County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Auburn Police Department, Maine

Police Officer Norman C. Philbrick
Auburn Police Department, ME
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1949
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Florida State Beverage Department, Florida

Inspector Joseph Bascom Jordan
Florida State Beverage Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 1951
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Hobbs Police Department, New Mexico

Officer Robert Bush Butler
Hobbs Police Department, NM
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 1951
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

Police Officer Paul J. Simard
Lewiston Police Department, ME
EOW: Monday, July 7, 1958
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maryland State Police, Maryland

Lieutenant Leonard N. Brown
Maryland State Police, MD
EOW: Monday, July 7, 1958
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Stamford Police Department, Connecticut

Police Officer David D. Troy
Stamford Police Department, CT
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1960
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman John David Oldham
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1974
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Harold D. Hambrick
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1974
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

Senior Corrections Officer Dean E. Evans
New Jersey Department of Corrections, NJ
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1978
Cause of Death: Heart attack

North Bergen Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Joseph A. Peters
North Bergen Police Department, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1981
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Campbell County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming

Deputy Sheriff Craig Leo Schulte
Campbell County Sheriff's Department, WY
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1983
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York State Office of Court Administration, New York

Senior Court Clerk Alphonso B. Deal
New York State Office of Court Administration, NY
EOW: Thursday, July 7, 1988
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman Mark Anthony Williams
Knoxville Police Department, TN
EOW: Friday, July 7, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Kermit Fitzpatrick
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lehigh County Sheriff's Department, Pennsylvania

Deputy Sheriff Douglas Paul Hartman
Lehigh County Sheriff's Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1992
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Russell County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Deputy James Henry Roberts, III
Russell County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1998
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

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

Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Guillermo Salinas
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Tuesday, July 7, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Corporal Kenneth Jeffrey Johnson
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 2002
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Kevin Michael Marshall
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Monday, July 7, 2003
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff David Stan Piquette
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Friday, July 7, 2006
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Plano Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Dayle Weston "Wes" Hardy
Plano Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, July 7, 2007
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Thor Odin Soderberg
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shelton Police Department, Connecticut

Sergeant Orville Royal Smith, Jr.
Shelton Police Department, CT
EOW: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer II Rodney Renee Thomas
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 59

Assault: 4
Automobile accident: 3
Duty related illness: 1
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 34
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 4
Struck by streetcar: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By State

Alabama: 3
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 1
California: 3
Connecticut: 3
Delaware: 1
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 3
Iowa: 1
Kentucky: 3
Louisiana: 2
Maine: 2
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 2
Missouri: 1
New Jersey: 2
New Mexico: 1
New York: 4
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 2
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 3
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 7
U.S. Government: 2
West Virginia: 1
Wyoming: 1
 
 
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