Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 94

  • Animal related 1
  • Assault 2
  • Automobile crash 7
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Explosion 1
  • Fire 1
  • Gunfire 50
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 5
  • Heart attack 6
  • Motorcycle crash 5
  • Stabbed 3
  • Struck by vehicle 6
  • Vehicle pursuit 3
  • Vehicular assault 3

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 2
  • Alaska 1
  • Arkansas 3
  • California 6
  • Connecticut 1
  • Florida 7
  • Georgia 6
  • Idaho 1
  • Illinois 1
  • Indiana 3
  • Iowa 1
  • Kentucky 6
  • Louisiana 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 2
  • Michigan 1
  • Mississippi 1
  • Missouri 1
  • Montana 1
  • New Jersey 2
  • New York 4
  • North Carolina 4
  • North Dakota 1
  • Ohio 3
  • Oklahoma 3
  • Oregon 1
  • Pennsylvania 7
  • Puerto Rico 2
  • Railroad Police 1
  • South Carolina 3
  • Tennessee 3
  • Texas 8
  • U.S. Government 5
  • Utah 1

Deputy Sheriff John Green

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

EOW: Wednesday, December 25, 1878

Cause: Gunfire

Investigator William Edward Smith

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, US

EOW: Saturday, December 25, 1937

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Patrolman Joseph Pych

Enfield Police Department, CT

EOW: Saturday, December 25, 1954

Cause: Automobile crash