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Honoring Officers Killed in 2016

Police Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr.
Danville Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah

Police Officer Douglas Scott Barney, II.
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, UT
EOW: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Correctional Officer Adam Conrad
Marion County Sheriff's Office, IL
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Government

Special Agent Scott McGuire
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, US
EOW: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Seaside Police Department, Oregon

Sergeant Jason Goodding
Seaside Police Department, OR
EOW: Friday, February 5, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer
Mesa County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Monday, February 8, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne
Tulare County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon
Harford County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey
Harford County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Riverdale Police Department, Georgia

Major Gregory E. Barney
Riverdale Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fargo Police Department, North Dakota

Police Officer Jason Moszer
Fargo Police Department, ND
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi

Special Agent Lee Tartt
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, MS
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Corporal Nate Carrigan
Park County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Prince William County Police Department, Virginia

Officer Ashley Marie Guindon
Prince William County Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell
Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Euless Police Department, Texas

Police Officer David Stefan Hofer
Euless Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald
South Jacksonville Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, March 4, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Sean E. Cullen
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Nathan Taylor
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer I Jacai D. Colson
Prince George's County Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

El Paso Police Department, Texas

Patrolman David Ortiz
El Paso Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, March 14, 2016
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

First Sergeant Joseph G. Portaro
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Monday, March 14, 2016
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper Thomas Clardy
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

Police Officer III Allen Lee Jacobs
Greenville Police Department, SC
EOW: Friday, March 18, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Howard County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff Carl A. Koontz
Howard County Sheriff's Office, IN
EOW: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer Susan Louise Farrell
Des Moines Police Department, IA
EOW: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer Carlos Puente-Morales
Des Moines Police Department, IA
EOW: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Trooper Jeffrey Nichols
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer
Virginia State Police, VA
EOW: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer Steven Michael Smith
Columbus Division of Police, OH
EOW: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Jose Daniel Barraza
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Monday, April 18, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Sergeant Jorge Ramos
Florida Department of Corrections, FL
EOW: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Investigator Anthony "TJ" Freeman
Bibb County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Detective Brad D. Lancaster
Kansas City Police Department, KS
EOW: Monday, May 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer David Van Glasser
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Sean R. Johnson
Hilliard Division of Police, OH
EOW: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Auburn Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr.
Auburn Police Department, MA
EOW: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

K9 Jojo
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation

Canton Police Department, Ohio

K9 Jethro
Canton Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

K9 Krijger
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Monday, January 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Smith County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

K9 Ogar
Smith County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX
EOW: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department, California

K9 Jag
Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

K9 Kobus
Omaha Police Department, NE
EOW: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rutland County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

K9 Betcha
Rutland County Sheriff's Office, VT
EOW: Friday, January 29, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department, Pennsylvania

K9 Aren
Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

K9 Vigor
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Drowned

Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington

K9 Reefer
Chelan County Sheriff's Office, WA
EOW: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

K9 Nicky
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah

K9 Aldo
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, UT
EOW: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Anaheim Police Department, California

K9 Bruno
Anaheim Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

2016 Honor Roll of Heroes

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Line of Duty Deaths: 38

Aircraft accident: 1
Automobile accident: 6
Gunfire: 19
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle accident: 2
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By Month

January: 4
February: 10
March: 16
April: 2
May: 6

 

By State

Arizona: 1
California: 2
Colorado: 3
Florida: 2
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Iowa: 2
Kansas: 1
Maryland: 3
Massachusetts: 2
Mississippi: 1
New Jersey: 1
North Dakota: 1
Ohio: 3
Oregon: 1
South Carolina: 1
Texas: 3
U.S. Government: 2
Utah: 1
Virginia: 2
West Virginia: 1

 

By Gender

Male: 36
Female: 2

 

Statistics

Average age: 37
Average tour of duty: 10 years, 11 months


K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 13

view Asphyxiation: 1
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 6
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 3
 
 
All 2016 Deaths