Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 65

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Assault 2
  • Automobile crash 3
  • Drowned 2
  • Explosion 1
  • Gunfire 36
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 3
  • Heart attack 2
  • Motorcycle crash 2
  • Stabbed 1
  • Struck by train 1
  • Struck by vehicle 6
  • Vehicle pursuit 1
  • Vehicular assault 4

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 3
  • Arizona 1
  • California 4
  • Colorado 1
  • Florida 4
  • Guam 1
  • Illinois 3
  • Kansas 1
  • Kentucky 4
  • Maryland 2
  • Massachusetts 1
  • Michigan 2
  • Missouri 4
  • Nevada 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 4
  • North Carolina 3
  • Ohio 1
  • Oklahoma 1
  • Panama Canal Zone 1
  • Pennsylvania 3
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 5
  • Texas 2
  • U.S. Government 2
  • Virginia 2
  • Washington 2
  • Wisconsin 1
  • Wyoming 3

Keeper James Gastin

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, PA

EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1844

Cause: Assault

Agent Bill Lakanen

Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, WY

EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1945

Cause: Gunfire

Agent Don Simpson

Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, WY

EOW: Wednesday, October 31, 1945

Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff Raymond Warf

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, KY

EOW: Saturday, October 31, 1970

Cause: Heart attack

Officer Thomas Crouch

Maryland Toll Facilities Police Department, MD

EOW: Thursday, October 31, 1991

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Inspector James Guida

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Friday, October 31, 2014

Cause: 9/11 related illness