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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

Keeper James Gastin
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, PA
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1844
Cause of Death: Assault

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

Patrolman Patrick J. Treanor
New York Municipal Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1887
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Henry County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Walter S. Haley
Henry County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1896
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lenox Constable's Office, New York

Constable Henry Phelps
Lenox Constable's Office, NY
EOW: Friday, October 31, 1902
Cause of Death: Drowned

Morgan Park Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police George A. Airey
Morgan Park Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1903
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Weston County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

Deputy Sheriff Louis Falkenburg
Weston County Sheriff's Office, WY
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kennewick Police Department, Washington

Marshal Michael D. Glover
Kennewick Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

Officer Redden George Purdie
Shelbyville Police Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

Officer Charles Armstrong Henry
Shelbyville Police Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer Ashville T. Williamson
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer George E. Geisler
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Policeman Richie Rose
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Captain Dillon Duncan Brooke
Dade County Sheriff's Department, FL
EOW: Friday, October 31, 1924
Cause of Death: Explosion

Muskegon Police Department, Michigan

Detective Charles Dewitt Hammond
Muskegon Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Joseph Nichols
Newark Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1925
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Floyd A. Beardsley
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

Captain John M. Cash
Palm Beach Police Department, FL
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1926
Cause of Death: Drowned

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Robert Jackson
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff John Allen Pegram
Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1929
Cause of Death: Assault

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Bennie F. Williams
Richmond Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Akron Police Department, Ohio

Officer William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson
Akron Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 1933
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Lancaster Police Department, New York

Patrolman Leo Bajerski
Lancaster Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 1933
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Arthur H. Malinofski
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

Officer Edward DeFord
Mobile Police Department, AL
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, Wyoming

Agent Bill Lakanen
Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, WY
EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, Wyoming

Agent Don Simpson
Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, WY
EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Eureka Police Department, California

Patrolman Peter Hugh Carroll
Eureka Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, October 31, 1947
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Louellen Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police Charles F. Elliott
Louellen Police Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

Wildlife Officer William I. Wright, Jr.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Carson City Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Police Officer Vernon Brooks Carvin
Carson City Sheriff's Office, NV
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1949
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Creed John Johnson
Lewis County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, October 31, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pender County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sheriff John Thomas Wells
Pender County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1953
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Leo G. Hamel
Springfield Police Department, MA
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1955
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida

Lieutenant Robert J. Staab
Bal Harbour Police Department, FL
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1957
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Panama Canal Zone Police Department, Panama Canal Zone

Policeman George F. Nadeau, Sr.
Panama Canal Zone Police Department, CZ
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1957
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrolman Nick A. Klaske
Fond du Lac Police Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Guam Department of Agriculture - Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Guam

Conservation Officer Francisco Malijan Isezaki
Guam Department of Agriculture - Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, GU
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dublin Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Eli M. Myers
Dublin Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1965
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff Waylon W. Sewell
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1965
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Claude V. Sutherline, Jr.
Greenville County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1966
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Independence Police Department, Missouri

Lieutenant David Joe Kraxner
Independence Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Sheriff Raymond Warf
Letcher County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Private First Class James Presley Boyd, Jr.
United States Army Military Police Corps, US
EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Detective Roy Vance Johnson
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tipton County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Michael Wilson Erwin
Tipton County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Friday, October 31, 1975
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer Robert D. Patterson
Birmingham Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Detective Thomas C. Williams
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1985
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Narcotics Investigator Manuel Abelardo Segovia, Jr.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Friday, October 31, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Officer Paul Giles Boirie
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1988
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maryland Toll Facilities Police Department, Maryland

Officer Thomas Crouch
Maryland Toll Facilities Police Department, MD
EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1991
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

La Habra Police Department, California

Officer Michael A. Osornio
La Habra Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1994
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant Richard Eric Weinhold
St. Louis County Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Austin Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Amy Lynn Donovan
Austin Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky

Master Police Officer David George Whitson
Bowling Green Police Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

University City Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant Michael R. King
University City Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, October 31, 2008
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Seattle Police Department, Washington

Officer Timothy Q. Brenton
Seattle Police Department, WA
EOW: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer David Payne
Chandler Police Department, AZ
EOW: Friday, October 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 57

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 2
Drowned: 2
Explosion: 1
Gunfire: 34
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By State

Alabama: 3
Arizona: 1
California: 3
Colorado: 1
Florida: 3
Guam: 1
Illinois: 2
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 4
Maryland: 2
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 1
Missouri: 4
Nevada: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 3
North Carolina: 3
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Panama Canal Zone: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 1
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 4
Texas: 2
U.S. Government: 1
Virginia: 2
Washington: 2
Wisconsin: 1
Wyoming: 3
 
 
All 2014 Deaths