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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Seward County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sheriff Samuel W. Dunn
Seward County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1892
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Edward J. Wallner
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James J. Keefe
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Night Watchman John Thomas Montague
Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1905
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Perrysburg City Police Department, Ohio

Marshal Francis M. Thornton
Perrysburg City Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Scott H. Shelley
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1908
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Texas Rangers, Texas

Private N. P. "Doc" Thomas
Texas Rangers, TX
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

Patrol Officer Harry A. Chesmore
Duluth Police Department, MN
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Francis Marshal's Office, Arkansas

Marshal D. A. Stanfield
St. Francis Marshal's Office, AR
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bartlesville Police Department, Oklahoma

Patrolman William H. Butler
Bartlesville Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John B. Sausman
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Hugh McKieran
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1917
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Altoona Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman William L. Stephens
Altoona Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1920
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Sergeant William A. Miller
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Covington Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Benjamin Frank Law
Covington Police Department, KY
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oakland Police Department, California

Inspector William J. Davis
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

Captain Preston George Burnam
Amarillo Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Raymond A. Plunkett
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1934
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

Special Agent Herman Sutton Barbrey
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Walter D. Mazzie
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bourbon County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Clifton F. Arnsparger
Bourbon County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sheriff Dewitt William Ormsby
Richmond County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Patrick Joseph Malone
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 1944
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Albany Police Department, New York

Chief William J. Fitzpatrick
Albany Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Robeson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff William Thomas Nye
Robeson County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 1949
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

Sergeant Thomas W. Stroud
Salt Lake City Police Department, UT
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1951
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Struthers Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman John Harkins
Struthers Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, January 5, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Independence Police Department, Iowa

Officer Harold Humphrey Pearce
Independence Police Department, IA
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1956
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer Lamont Edwards
Chesterfield County Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, January 5, 1957
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Officer Claude Everett Mundy, Jr.
Atlanta Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Moab Police Department, Utah

Police Officer Lloyd Larsen
Moab Police Department, UT
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Flint Police Department, Michigan

Detective Alton Fritcher
Flint Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Edward Howard Burch
Lafayette Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Delaware State Police, Delaware

Trooper Ronald L. Carey
Delaware State Police, DE
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Longview Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Harvey L. Stevens
Longview Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 1972
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Lieutenant James Raymond Merrill
Cache County Sheriff's Office, UT
EOW: Saturday, January 5, 1974
Cause of Death: Fall

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Joe Smith, Jr.
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Saturday, January 5, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lima Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman William F. Brown
Lima Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, January 5, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Rafael Iglesias-Nieva
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1975
Cause of Death: Drowned

Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Sheriff Robert C. Watson
Larimer County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Lester E. Reid
Warren County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Fort Smith Police Department, Arkansas

Detective William Ray Tate
Fort Smith Police Department, AR
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho

Game Warden William Harlan Pogue
Idaho Department of Fish and Game, ID
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho

Game Warden Wilson Conley Elms
Idaho Department of Fish and Game, ID
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Detective Mary P. McCord
Montgomery Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer Danny Dean Laffey
Wichita Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1982
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Elk City Police Department, Oklahoma

Sergeant Steven Leroy Mahan
Elk City Police Department, OK
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Bryant
Marion County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1984
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correctional Officer Dalton B. Cawthray
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1984
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, Illinois

Correctional Officer Jeffery B. Blakey
Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1988
Cause of Death: Assault

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper April C. Styburski
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1990
Cause of Death: Fall

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Fred Wayne Robinson
Roanoke City Police Department, VA
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1992
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Officer Sife Perdue
Columbus Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 1994
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Michael Paul Haugen
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff James Warren Lehmann, Jr.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, January 5, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Madison County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Sheriff Ralph Francis Baker
Madison County Sheriff's Department, AR
EOW: Monday, January 5, 1998
Cause of Death: Drowned

Notasulga Police Department, Alabama

Corporal Ronnie Bogan
Notasulga Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, January 5, 2001
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Chippewa County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Jason Scott Zunker
Chippewa County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Saturday, January 5, 2008
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox
Millard County Sheriff's Office, UT
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rainier Police Department, Oregon

Chief of Police Ralph Arthur Painter
Rainier Police Department, OR
EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ogden Police Department, Utah

Agent Jared Daniel Francom
Ogden Police Department, UT
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 61

Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 4
Drowned: 2
Duty related illness: 1
Fall: 2
Gunfire: 37
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 5
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arkansas: 3
California: 3
Colorado: 1
Delaware: 1
Georgia: 2
Idaho: 2
Illinois: 5
Iowa: 1
Kansas: 2
Kentucky: 4
Louisiana: 1
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 3
Ohio: 3
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 1
Texas: 4
U.S. Government: 1
Utah: 5
Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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