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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Hicksville Police Department, Ohio

Marshal Enos Rath
Hicksville Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1899
Cause of Death: Assault

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman James W. Devens
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, November 25, 1904
Cause of Death: Accidental

Decatur Police Department, Alabama

Officer Jesse Lemuel "Lem" Jones
Decatur Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Franklin Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Captain James Edward Meehan
Franklin Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oakland Police Department, California

Special Officer George "Merkel" White
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff John R. Tabner
Hughes County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Wednesday, November 25, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Castle Police Department, Colorado

Town Marshal John M. Rennix
New Castle Police Department, CO
EOW: Friday, November 25, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shasta County Constable's Office, California

Deputy Constable William Blake
Shasta County Constable's Office, CA
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeSoto County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Sheriff William P. Harris
DeSoto County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Santa Paula Police Department, California

City Marshal Henry N. Norman
Santa Paula Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Charles P. Barmeier
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, November 25, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cameron County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Frank Martin, Sr.
Cameron County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Frank Koran
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, November 25, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper Pearle E. Roberts
Connecticut State Police, CT
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1922
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

Officer Jess Sosbee
Oklahoma City Police Department, OK
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

El Paso Police Department, Texas

Special Officer Enrique "Yaqui" Rivera
El Paso Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bloomington Police Department, Indiana

Police Officer Ralph Wayne Pogue
Bloomington Police Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Hubert J. Dillon
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James S. Corcoran
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Patrolman William O. Sorrell
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Wednesday, November 25, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Corporal Martin E. Ryan
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 25, 1931
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Detective William D. Wood
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Peter Costa
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman James Brickley
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1934
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Anderson Police Department, Indiana

Patrol Officer Frank M. Levy
Anderson Police Department, IN
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Idaho Bureau of Constabulary, Idaho

Policeman Fontaine Cooper
Idaho Bureau of Constabulary, ID
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Raoul Dorsay
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, November 25, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

Officer Martin J. Joyce
Tacoma Police Department, WA
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1941
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Francis M. O'Hara
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1946
Cause of Death: Explosion

New York City Police Department, New York

Lieutenant Charles R. Michie
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1946
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Peter J. Knudsen
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1946
Cause of Death: Explosion

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

Wildlife Officer Johnny Ingram
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, FL
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1951
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Charles D. Goss
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Friday, November 25, 1955
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman Michael J. Bushman
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, November 25, 1963
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Champaign Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Robert L. Tatman
Champaign Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Detective Gilbert M. Silvia
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Petersburg Police Department, Virginia

Patrol Officer Eugene Hollins, Sr.
Petersburg Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1967
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff Ray Davis
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1969
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Oregon State Police, Oregon

Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb
Oregon State Police, OR
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Didier M. Hurdle
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Friday, November 25, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer Thomas R. Kiefer
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Friday, November 25, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Anne Arundel County Police Department, Maryland

Officer Paul Joseph Werner
Anne Arundel County Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

North Platte Police Department, Nebraska

Sergeant Jerry Lee Sukstorf
North Platte Police Department, NE
EOW: Wednesday, November 25, 1987
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer John Anthony Salvaggio
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1990
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Government

Criminal Investigator Brett Alan McKee
United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, November 25, 1992
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Lyndhurst Police Department, Ohio

Sergeant Michael W. Muzychenko
Lyndhurst Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, November 25, 1997
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Christopher Kevin James
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Burbank Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer Patrick Michael Righi-Barnard
Burbank Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, November 25, 2004
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 48

Accidental: 1
Aircraft accident: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 6
Duty related illness: 1
Explosion: 2
Gunfire: 29
Heart attack: 3
Motorcycle accident: 1
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By State

Alabama: 1
California: 6
Colorado: 1
Connecticut: 1
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 1
Idaho: 1
Illinois: 4
Indiana: 2
Kentucky: 1
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 1
Nebraska: 1
New Mexico: 1
New York: 6
Ohio: 4
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 1
Pennsylvania: 1
Texas: 4
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 1
Washington: 1
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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