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Honoring Officers Killed in 2015
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Sergeant Sean Renfro
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Saturday, January 3, 2015
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Craig Chandler
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Friday, January 9, 2015
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Ball Police Department, Louisiana

Assistant Chief Carl Borderlon
Ball Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V Christopher Davis
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V Eligio Garcia
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Deputy Chief Steven Bonano
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Olathe Police Department, Kansas

Motor Officer Michael Kern
Olathe Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey

Detective John Scott Stevens
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi

Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman
Mississippi Gaming Commission, MS
EOW: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Loxley Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum
Loxley Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, January 26, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Town Creek Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Roger O'Dell
Town Creek Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Rodney Condall
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Jacksboro Police Department, Tennessee

Detective Michael Starrett
Jacksboro Police Department, TN
EOW: Friday, January 30, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

Trooper Nicholas Dees
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, OK
EOW: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Guam Police Department, Guam

Police Officer III Siegfred D. R. "Dove" Mortera
Guam Police Department, GU
EOW: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Captain Neville Stanley Kealii Colburn
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Monday, February 23, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government

Special Agent William Sheldon
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, US
EOW: Monday, March 2, 2015
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness

Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

Detective Terence Avery Green
Fulton County Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Robert Wilson, III
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bullitt County Detention Center, Kentucky

Lieutenant C. Scott Travis
Bullitt County Detention Center, KY
EOW: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Brennan Rabain
Prince George's County Police Department, MD
EOW: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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

Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson
Warren County Sheriff's Office, MS
EOW: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer Burke Rhoads
Nicholasville Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Stone Park Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman George S. Nissen
Stone Park Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Cause of Death: Assault

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, Jr.
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, March 13, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Darryl Wallace
Clayton County Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Pell City Police Department, Alabama

Lieutenant Richard Woods
Pell City Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

El Paso Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Adrian Arellano
El Paso Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Police Officer Alex Yazzie
Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR
EOW: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Jose Police Department, California

Police Officer Michael Johnson
San Jose Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin

Trooper Trevor Casper
Wisconsin State Patrol, WI
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer David Lee Colley
Montgomery Police Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Ocala Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Jared Forsyth
Ocala Police Department, FL
EOW: Monday, April 6, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Police Officer Juandre Gilliam
Jeanerette Police Department, LA
EOW: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Manchester Township Police Department, New Jersey

Corporal Scott R. Thompson
Manchester Township Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, April 10, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Pearsall Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Michael Villarreal
Pearsall Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Coos County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan
Coos County Sheriff's Office, OR
EOW: Monday, April 20, 2015
Cause of Death: Accidental

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Brian Moore
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, May 4, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ligonier Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant Eric A. Eslary
Ligonier Township Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Idaho

Sergeant Greg Moore
Coeur d'Alene Police Department, ID
EOW: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Allegheny County District Attorney's Office - Investigative Division, Pennsylvania

Detective Paul J. Koropal
Allegheny County District Attorney's Office - Investigative Division, PA
EOW: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

Police Officer Liquori Tate
Hattiesburg Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

Police Officer Benjamin Deen
Hattiesburg Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Friday, May 15, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Richard Martin
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, May 18, 2015
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

Detective Kerrie Orozco
Omaha Police Department, NE
EOW: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina

Inspector Robert James Bowling
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, NC
EOW: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman James Bennett, Jr.
Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, May 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

Officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner
Rio Rancho Police Department, NM
EOW: Monday, May 25, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

Sergeant Iris Smith
Mississippi Department of Corrections, MS
EOW: Monday, May 25, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident


Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

K9 Sultan
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas

K9 Pepper
Wise County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

K9 Mako
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Cause of Death: Animal related

K9 Fritzie
Bath Police Department, WV
EOW: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Cause of Death: Drowned

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

K9 Barney
Tacoma Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Cause of Death: Poisoned

Audubon County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

K9 Harry
Audubon County Sheriff's Office, IA
EOW: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland

K9 Bella
Maryland Division of Correction, MD
EOW: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Cause of Death: Fire

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

K9 Jimmy
King County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

K9 Jimmy
Hialeah Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

K9 Hector
Hialeah Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

2015 Honor Roll of Heroes

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Line of Duty Deaths: 51

9/11 related illness: 2
Accidental: 1
Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 14
Gunfire: 14
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 11
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By Month

January: 14
February: 2
March: 16
April: 6
May: 13

 

By State

Alabama: 4
Arkansas: 1
California: 1
Colorado: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 2
Guam: 1
Hawaii: 1
Idaho: 1
Illinois: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 4
Maryland: 2
Mississippi: 5
Nebraska: 1
New Jersey: 2
New Mexico: 1
New York: 3
North Carolina: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Oregon: 1
Pennsylvania: 3
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 5
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 2
Wisconsin: 1

 

By Gender

Male: 49
Female: 2

 

Statistics

Average age: 41
Average tour of duty: 13 years, 1 month


K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 10

view Animal related: 1
Automobile accident: 1
Drowned: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 2
Heat exhaustion: 2
Poisoned: 1
Struck by vehicle: 1
 
 
All 2015 Deaths