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Officers Killed on This Day in History
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal W. B. Saunders
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, February 13, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Herbert Hard
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, February 13, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Constantine Andreola
Shreveport Police Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, February 13, 1908
Cause of Death: Struck by streetcar

Salisbury Police Department, North Carolina

Policeman William A. Monroe
Salisbury Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, February 13, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tallapoosa Police Department, Georgia

Marshal William Henry Maeger
Tallapoosa Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

El Paso Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Gus Chitwood
El Paso Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, February 13, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Samuel Rosenfeld
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, February 13, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Charles E. Deininger
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, February 13, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Watchman Edward Bell
Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, February 13, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Yadkin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sheriff John Evander Zachary
Yadkin County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Osage County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff James D. Snider
Osage County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1921
Cause of Death: Assault

Page County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Deputy Sheriff Albert Patton
Page County Sheriff's Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman William C. Zinn
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff George Mitchell
McDowell County Sheriff's Department, WV
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Otero County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Sheriff William L. Rutherford
Otero County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Leesburg Police Department, Florida

Chief of Police James Lee Hux
Leesburg Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, February 13, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Peter Fromm
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oxford Village Police Department, Michigan

Night Watch Officer John Gould
Oxford Village Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

Night Watchman Wilfred Gerrior
Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA
EOW: Monday, February 13, 1928
Cause of Death: Assault

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

Night Supervisor Eugene Amlaw
Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA
EOW: Monday, February 13, 1928
Cause of Death: Assault

Texas City Police Department, Texas

Officer O. E. Evans
Texas City Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, February 13, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Sheriff James W. Newcome
Frederick County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Long Beach Police Department, California

Patrolman Delbert P. Buckman
Long Beach Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1940
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Leesburg Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Jesse F. Beerbower
Leesburg Police Department, FL
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Joseph Daniel Benedict
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Night Marshal Jose Maria Gonzales
Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1949
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper Ernest J. Morse
Connecticut State Police, CT
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1953
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Laguna Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer Gordon G. French
Laguna Beach Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1953
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Roman C. Steinke
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, February 13, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Sergeant Paul L. C. Paretti
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Wednesday, February 13, 1957
Cause of Death: Gunfire

District of Columbia Department of Corrections, District of Columbia

Correctional Officer Michael G. Hughes
District of Columbia Department of Corrections, DC
EOW: Thursday, February 13, 1958
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana

Game Warden Marion R. Ammerman
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, MT
EOW: Thursday, February 13, 1958
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer Benjamin E. Myrick
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, February 13, 1960
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer William R. Court
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1970
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman Kenneth L. Browning
Clarksville Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, February 13, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper Carl P. Moller
Connecticut State Police, CT
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1976
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Oakley Webb
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, IL
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1976
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Carlsbad Police Department, California

Police Officer Wesley S. Fox
Carlsbad Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, February 13, 1978
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr.
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Monday, February 13, 1978
Cause of Death: Fire

Crowley Police Department, Texas

Police Officer James Michael Carpenter
Crowley Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Officer Sandra Griffin
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1983
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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

Marshal Kenneth B. Muir
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert S. Cheshire, Jr.
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Spokane Police Department, Washington

Sergeant Robbin B. Best
Spokane Police Department, WA
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1987
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

Patrolman Wayne G. Allison
New Mexico State Police, NM
EOW: Saturday, February 13, 1988
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer Luis Morales-Rivera
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1990
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Harrisonville Police Department, Missouri

Officer Chandler Sumner
Harrisonville Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, February 13, 1991
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman David E. Barnett
Little Rock Police Department, AR
EOW: Wednesday, February 13, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Lieutenant Irvin M. Brown
Nueces County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, February 13, 1995
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Gilmer County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Brett C. Dickey
Gilmer County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1996
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Rebecca Ann Shaw
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1998
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer Roberto Román-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Friday, February 13, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sylvania Police Department, Georgia

Sergeant Gary Grant Scott
Sylvania Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 2000
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Centreville Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Michael Scott Nickerson
Centreville Police Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department, Maryland

Deputy Sheriff Jason Charles Schwenz
Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer John Pawlowski
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, February 13, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

Police Officer Aaron Daniel Peru
San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, TR
EOW: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 57

Aircraft accident: 2
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 3
Duty related illness: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 34
Heart attack: 3
Motorcycle accident: 1
Stabbed: 2
Struck by streetcar: 1
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Arkansas: 1
California: 4
Connecticut: 2
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 3
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 2
Iowa: 1
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 3
Massachusetts: 4
Michigan: 1
Missouri: 2
Montana: 1
New Mexico: 3
New York: 1
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 2
Railroad Police: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 5
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 3
Virginia: 2
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 1
 
 
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