Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 96

  • Automobile crash 3
  • Drowned 2
  • Fall 1
  • Gunfire 65
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 2
  • Heart attack 3
  • Motorcycle crash 2
  • Stabbed 2
  • Struck by train 1
  • Struck by vehicle 8
  • Train accident 1
  • Vehicle pursuit 1
  • Vehicular assault 5

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 1
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 8
  • Connecticut 1
  • Florida 5
  • Georgia 5
  • Illinois 2
  • Indiana 2
  • Kentucky 10
  • Louisiana 5
  • Massachusetts 1
  • Minnesota 1
  • Mississippi 2
  • Missouri 2
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 5
  • Ohio 4
  • Oklahoma 3
  • Pennsylvania 3
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Railroad Police 2
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 14
  • U.S. Government 7
  • Virginia 3
  • West Virginia 1
  • Wisconsin 3

Marshal John Cox

Lamasco Police Department, KY

EOW: Saturday, December 24, 1892

Cause: Gunfire

Constable John E. Rhodes

Henderson County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, TX

EOW: Saturday, December 24, 1898

Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff W. M. Russell

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Saturday, December 24, 1904

Cause: Gunfire

Constable John E. Covert

Van Zandt County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX

EOW: Saturday, December 24, 1921

Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Jacob Uhle

New Orleans Police Department, LA

EOW: Wednesday, December 24, 1924

Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Billy Ray Wynn

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Sunday, December 24, 1967

Cause: Automobile crash

Police Officer Garry A. Ross

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, US

EOW: Monday, December 24, 1990

Cause: Heart attack