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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Mason County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff Thomas S. Milligan
Mason County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, February 19, 1860
Cause of Death: Assault

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.
Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, February 19, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

Constable David Ike Sutton
Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, TX
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1894
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Eddy County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

Sheriff James Leslie Dow
Eddy County Sheriff's Office, NM
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1897
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Sergeant John B. Goldhammer
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

Policeman Edward Lowry
South Omaha Police Department, NE
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Assistant Jailer Tranquilino Lopez
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Sunday, February 19, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Clay City Police Department, Kentucky

Marshal Asa T. Pettit
Clay City Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, February 19, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rocklin Police Department, California

Town Marshal Sam Renaldi
Rocklin Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Posseman Patton Bartley
Pike County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer Marvin L. Hale
Kansas City Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Corporal Alfred J. Beyl
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Detective Johnnie Davidson
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, February 19, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Brooke County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Harry S. Jones
Brooke County Sheriff's Office, WV
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Willard Laurence Ferguson
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Geneva Police Department, New York

Policeman Aeneas McDonald
Geneva Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, February 19, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Pedro Valdez
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, February 19, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Christopher W. Scheuing
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman John Ruffolo
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1934
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Harry Donahue
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper James Scotland
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, February 19, 1935
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Cameron County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Louis Mackey Chaudoin
Cameron County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Wednesday, February 19, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Kenneth N. Devitt
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1937
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Willows Police Department, California

Chief of Police Dave Markham
Willows Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

Trooper Urshell Thomas Mayo
Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, VA
EOW: Wednesday, February 19, 1941
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Everett Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Lloyd Elwood Yoder
Everett Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 1942
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Military Police Officer Richard L. Straits
United States Army Military Police Corps, US
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1951
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer Walter H. Stewart
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Tuesday, February 19, 1952
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

Patrolman Harold Clarence DeGear
Iowa State Patrol, IA
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1954
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Meagher County Sheriff's Department, Montana

Sheriff Michael James Bergan
Meagher County Sheriff's Department, MT
EOW: Saturday, February 19, 1955
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Raymond P. Fiola
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1962
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Quincy Police Department, Illinois

Officer Frank J. Howell
Quincy Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, February 19, 1964
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

Sergeant Joseph Kelly Brown, Sr.
Prince George's County Police Department, MD
EOW: Saturday, February 19, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Anthony J. Graffia
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1968
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Horace D. Lord
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Raymond Fredericksdorf
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, February 19, 1972
Cause of Death: Fall

Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Earl Wesley Phillips
Harrison County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bloomington Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Billy Paul Osborn
Bloomington Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, February 19, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milltown Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Howard J. Kline, Jr.
Milltown Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 1987
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

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

Inspector Timothy Cal McCaghren
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Monday, February 19, 1990
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Thomas F. Rose
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Crowley Police Department, Louisiana

Lieutenant Richard Earl Newman, Sr.
Crowley Police Department, LA
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Clinton Township Police Department, Michigan

Officer Richard L. Vauris
Clinton Township Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, February 19, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oregon County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Chief Deputy Nathan Ralph Murphy
Oregon County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Monday, February 19, 2001
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

New Tazewell Police Department, Tennessee

Lieutenant George S. Brooks
New Tazewell Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

Deputy Constable F. Scott Claborn
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, TX
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 2004
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Glendale Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer Anthony Jon Holly
Glendale Police Department, AZ
EOW: Monday, February 19, 2007
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective John T. Young
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, February 19, 2007
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Captain Scott Michael Bierwiler
Hernando County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 49

9/11 related illness: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 6
Duty related illness: 2
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 27
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By State

Arizona: 2
California: 2
Florida: 1
Illinois: 2
Iowa: 1
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 3
Montana: 1
Nebraska: 1
New Jersey: 3
New Mexico: 2
New York: 7
Pennsylvania: 3
Railroad Police: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 7
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 1
West Virginia: 1
 
 
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