Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 64

  • Automobile crash 5
  • Gunfire 42
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 3
  • Heart attack 5
  • Motorcycle crash 2
  • Struck by vehicle 2
  • Vehicle pursuit 2
  • Vehicular assault 3

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 2
  • Arizona 2
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 4
  • Florida 1
  • Georgia 1
  • Idaho 3
  • Illinois 2
  • Indiana 3
  • Iowa 2
  • Kentucky 1
  • Louisiana 3
  • Maryland 2
  • Michigan 1
  • Mississippi 2
  • Missouri 8
  • New York 2
  • North Carolina 2
  • Ohio 1
  • Oklahoma 1
  • Oregon 1
  • Pennsylvania 2
  • Railroad Police 1
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 3
  • Texas 6
  • U.S. Government 4
  • West Virginia 1
  • Wyoming 1

Turnkey John Manning

Wapello County Sheriff's Office, IA

EOW: Wednesday, January 2, 1884

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Sheriff W. C. Ricker

Natrona County Sheriff's Department, WY

EOW: Thursday, January 2, 1902

Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Fred Carlton Burns

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Tuesday, January 2, 1968

Cause: Automobile crash

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Salcido, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Wednesday, January 2, 1985

Cause: Automobile crash