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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Texas Rangers, Texas

Private Peter Fohr
Texas Rangers, TX
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1844
Cause of Death: Assault

McLennan County Convict Farm, Texas

Guard William H. "Will" Camp
McLennan County Convict Farm, TX
EOW: Wednesday, June 8, 1892
Cause of Death: Drowned

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Lieutenant Stillman A. Danforth
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1893
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Carmel Police Department, Indiana

Deputy Constable William Frank Carey
Carmel Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Carrollton Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police Benjamin H. Crider
Carrollton Police Department, GA
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Advance Police Department, North Carolina

Policeman William David Wood
Advance Police Department, NC
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Whitley County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff David Branham
Whitley County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Constable John H. Hollis
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Eufaula Police Department, Oklahoma

Deputy Constable F. M. Woods
Eufaula Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Cecil S. Bowman
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1911
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Harris County Constable's Office, Texas

Deputy Constable James Singleton
Harris County Constable's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1912
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Hays County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Special Deputy Sheriff John S. Davis
Hays County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1913
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Detective W. C. Meachem
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baldwin Police Department, Florida

Marshal James S. Thomas
Baldwin Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, June 8, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milton Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Emory Farrington
Milton Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

Policeman Harold August Kegler
Cook County Highway Police, IL
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1925
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

Game Protector Harvey B. Cruikshank
New York State Environmental Conservation Police, NY
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1926
Cause of Death: Weather/Natural disaster

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Ramon Martinez-Rios
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1930
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Harvey A. White
Thomas County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

Officer Ernest James May
Las Vegas Police Department, NV
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Detective Charles George
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marked Tree Constable's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Constable Frank White
Marked Tree Constable's Office, AR
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Shaw Police Department, Mississippi

Night Marshal E. C. Harrington
Shaw Police Department, MS
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff Jack Hickox
Pinal County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Wednesday, June 8, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Fermin Alicea-Jusino
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lynn County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Con Burns
Lynn County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mangum Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Stephen Cleburn Gable
Mangum Police Department, OK
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1946
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

Patrolman Harry D. Grimes
Ohio State Highway Patrol, OH
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1952
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Silverton Police Department, Oregon

Constable Emery J. Jackson
Silverton Police Department, OR
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Herman Corn
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1958
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Lee County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Julian Lee Powers, Jr.
Lee County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1959
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

Officer Edward Ford
Greensboro Police Department, NC
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper Robert C. Gillespie
Indiana State Police, IN
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1962
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Kenneth W. Harrison
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

Patrolman William Stanley Meadows
Amarillo Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff W. H. Bing, Jr.
DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, June 8, 1966
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Kinney County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Jailer Ignacio Pena Garcia
Kinney County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

Captain Joseph Kruse
Iowa Department of Corrections, IA
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1972
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Clay County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Sheriff William Thomas Pond
Clay County Sheriff's Department, AR
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1973
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

Chief Deputy Sheriff George Oliver Williamson
Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, IA
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1973
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Timothy A. Hearn
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Buford Dedeaux
Gulfport Police Department, MS
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maryland State Police, Maryland

Trooper First Class William P. Mills, Jr.
Maryland State Police, MD
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Patrolman Willie Edward Peeples
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Chief Deputy Henry Bethea Morris
Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, SC
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1982
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer Bret Nathan Sunner
Cedar Rapids Police Department, IA
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1984
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Sergeant Howell Burchfield
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1985
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Port of Seattle Police Department, Washington

Corporal Ronald A. Parker
Port of Seattle Police Department, WA
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1987
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Sergeant Francis Leo Yates
Charles County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Wednesday, June 8, 1988
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Tift County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Captain Raymond Bussell Merritt
Tift County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Morris Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Ronald Edward Wascom
Morris Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1992
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Calumet County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Lieutenant Jeffrey John Williams
Calumet County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Cresson Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police James F. "Fred" Pfeister
Cresson Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, June 8, 1996
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

North Harris Montgomery Community College District Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Peter Conrad Johnson, Jr.
North Harris Montgomery Community College District Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 1997
Cause of Death: Fall

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Police Officer Esther Todecheene
Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR
EOW: Monday, June 8, 1998
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy Marshal Peter Purdy Hillman
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, June 8, 2000
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Nashville Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Denny Kyle Haslett
Nashville Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, June 8, 2001
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bladen County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Charles Hester
Bladen County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Friday, June 8, 2012
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Smith
Upton County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Friday, June 8, 2012
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 59

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 9
Drowned: 1
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 27
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 1
Stabbed: 5
Struck by train: 2
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 3
Weather/Natural disaster: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 2
California: 2
Florida: 1
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 3
Indiana: 2
Iowa: 3
Kentucky: 1
Maryland: 2
Massachusetts: 1
Mississippi: 2
Nevada: 1
New York: 2
North Carolina: 4
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 3
Oregon: 1
Pennsylvania: 1
Puerto Rico: 2
South Carolina: 2
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 11
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 1
Washington: 1
Wisconsin: 2
 
 
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