Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 59

  • Aircraft accident 1
  • Assault 4
  • Automobile crash 5
  • Electrocuted 1
  • Gunfire 36
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 1
  • Heart attack 2
  • Motorcycle crash 2
  • Stabbed 1
  • Vehicle pursuit 2
  • Vehicular assault 3
  • Weather/Natural disaster 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Arizona 1
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 3
  • Colorado 1
  • Connecticut 1
  • Florida 2
  • Georgia 3
  • Illinois 1
  • Indiana 1
  • Kansas 1
  • Kentucky 3
  • Louisiana 2
  • Maryland 2
  • Michigan 1
  • Mississippi 2
  • Missouri 3
  • Nebraska 1
  • New Hampshire 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 3
  • North Dakota 1
  • Ohio 1
  • Oregon 3
  • Pennsylvania 1
  • Rhode Island 1
  • South Carolina 2
  • Tennessee 5
  • Texas 5
  • U.S. Government 2
  • Virginia 1
  • Washington 2
  • Wisconsin 1

Jailer Charlie A. Batts

Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Tuesday, April 22, 1879

Cause: Weather/Natural disaster

Guard Archie M. Sox

South Carolina Department of Corrections, SC

EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1920

Cause: Assault

Special Agent W. Carter Baum

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US

EOW: Sunday, April 22, 1934

Cause: Gunfire

Trooper Herbert E. Nixon

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, MS

EOW: Sunday, April 22, 1951

Cause: Automobile crash