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Honoring Officers Killed in 1943
Marion Police Department, Indiana

Police Officer Chaney Boles
Marion Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, January 1, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Patrolman James Williams
Tennessee Highway Patrol, TN
EOW: Friday, January 1, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sheriff Dewitt William Ormsby
Richmond County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Redding Police Department, California

Patrolman Paul F. Lane
Redding Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, January 7, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Joseph A. Stucker
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Thursday, January 7, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman VanBuren Quarles
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, January 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Assault

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Charles Walter Conlin, Jr.
Warren County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Sunday, January 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Cleve O. Weathers
Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, January 12, 1943
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer Elmer E. Norgren
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, January 15, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent Harold Dennis Haberfeld
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Friday, January 15, 1943
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent Percy E. Foxworth
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Friday, January 15, 1943
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Wabash Police Department, Indiana

Officer Clinton Maxwell Osthimer
Wabash Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, January 19, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Christopher J. Hughes
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, January 22, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Pasquale Venturelli
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, January 23, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Mechanicsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Homer Reed Gilbert
Mechanicsburg Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, January 26, 1943
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Angelo DiMuro
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, January 27, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Walter Charles Maxey
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 2, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Hampton Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Ralph K. Ghivizzani
Hampton Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, February 6, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Frederick Wales
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Sunday, February 7, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Timothy Ryan
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States War Department - New York Port of Embarkation Police, U.S. Government

Patrolman Victor Salvatore Manfra
United States War Department - New York Port of Embarkation Police, US
EOW: Friday, February 26, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Ralph Broullire
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Tuesday, March 16, 1943
Cause of Death: Drowned

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman James J. Donovan
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, March 19, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer Joseph A. Lecher
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Sunday, March 21, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Patrolman George T. Arnold
Charleroi Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1943
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Harry C. Gibson
Columbus Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, April 6, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Page County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Sheriff Cecil M. Crawford
Page County Sheriff's Department, IA
EOW: Saturday, April 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Parma Police Department, Missouri

Marshal Hughey Sylvester Kitchens
Parma Police Department, MO
EOW: Saturday, April 17, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Detective Sergeant Joseph P. Husken
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, April 17, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer George E. Ellis, Jr.
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Wednesday, April 21, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Ojai Police Department, California

Constable Harry Hunt
Ojai Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hamden Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman Milton L. Hodder
Hamden Police Department, CT
EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Norwood Police Department, North Carolina

Chief of Police Jack Albert Skinner
Norwood Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, May 6, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, New Jersey

Guard Joseph Michalowski
Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, May 8, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Charles R. Johnston
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Sunday, May 9, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Trooper James T. Brownfield
Louisiana State Police, LA
EOW: Sunday, May 9, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Chief Deputy Samuel Jasper Luckett
Warren County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Tuesday, May 11, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Deputy Sheriff Jack David London
Clark County Sheriff's Office, NV
EOW: Monday, May 17, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Lansing Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Gottlieb Sohn
Lansing Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, May 23, 1943
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

Investigator Randall Oakes Younger
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, US
EOW: Tuesday, June 1, 1943
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Robert A. Grubbs
Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, June 2, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Mitchell A. Lipinski
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, June 6, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Night Watchman Samuel Dow Blackwell
Pinal County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Sunday, June 6, 1943
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer William J. Woodcock
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, June 13, 1943
Cause of Death: Assault

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

Officer Ollie Mason
Mobile Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, June 15, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Lawrence A. Adam
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, July 1, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman Robert Burns Sandefur
Nashville City Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, July 3, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

Police Officer Clifton Tillman
Gulfport Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, July 3, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Nelson S. Dwelly
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Saturday, July 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Park Rapids Police Department, Minnesota

Chief of Police Frank Otis Town
Park Rapids Police Department, MN
EOW: Saturday, July 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer Arnold O. Werner
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Saturday, July 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer Robert F. Dunn
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Tuesday, July 13, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Officer Frank A. Davis
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Tuesday, July 13, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent Richard Blackstone Brown
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 14, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Petersburg Police Department, Virginia

Patrol Officer Robert B. Hatchell
Petersburg Police Department, VA
EOW: Sunday, July 18, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oakdale Police Department, Louisiana

Chief of Police William Henry Bishop
Oakdale Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, July 18, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper Edward P. Jesmonth
Connecticut State Police, CT
EOW: Tuesday, July 20, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Lieutenant Ralph Martin
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, July 21, 1943
Cause of Death: Fall

Glynn County Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer William Marion Lee
Glynn County Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, July 27, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Matthews Police Department, South Carolina

Police Officer Harry Clifton Stabler
St. Matthews Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, August 1, 1943
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer Edward F. Nugent
Kansas City Police Department, KS
EOW: Monday, August 2, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff William Phipps, Sr.
Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Thursday, August 5, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Sergeant Phillip B. Guinto
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Thursday, August 5, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

Police Officer Reuben Conklin
Westchester County Parkway Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, August 8, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Karl F. Kohler
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, August 12, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James G. Karl
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, August 12, 1943
Cause of Death: Fire

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff John Middleton
Harlan County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Monday, August 16, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William Preston Bryant
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, August 17, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Carlin Police Department, Nevada

Constable Adolph H. "Dolph" Berning
Carlin Police Department, NV
EOW: Friday, August 20, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Rueben Fox
Anderson County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Friday, August 20, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Captain George B. Dooley
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Saturday, August 21, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington Department of Wildlife, Washington

Game Warden Sherman J. Handron
Washington Department of Wildlife, WA
EOW: Sunday, August 29, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

Constable Abraham Obadiah Hamon, Jr.
Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, TX
EOW: Tuesday, September 7, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Officer Claude T. Parks
Newport News Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, September 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper Charles P. Corbin
Missouri State Highway Patrol, MO
EOW: Wednesday, September 15, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant Matthew McCormick
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, September 19, 1943
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Allegheny County Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective Albert T. Lorch
Allegheny County Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, October 1, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police James W. Smith
Falmouth Police Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, October 10, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer William S. Knight
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, November 7, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Guard Clarence Cox
Georgia Department of Corrections, GA
EOW: Monday, November 8, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Juan R. Longoria-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, November 13, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Yolo County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Walter John Leinberger
Yolo County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, November 18, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Spokane Police Department, Washington

Officer George P. Lancaster
Spokane Police Department, WA
EOW: Thursday, November 18, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Ramsey
Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tampa Police Department, Florida

Officer Richard S. Booth
Tampa Police Department, FL
EOW: Sunday, November 28, 1943
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Lancaster County Magistrate's Office, South Carolina

Constable Curtis James Pope
Lancaster County Magistrate's Office, SC
EOW: Saturday, December 11, 1943
Cause of Death: Assault

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper Ross S. Creach
Missouri State Highway Patrol, MO
EOW: Sunday, December 12, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma

Chief Sergeant W. H. Riley
Oklahoma Department of Corrections, OK
EOW: Monday, December 13, 1943
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Kenbridge Police Department, Virginia

Town Sergeant Abb Kimball Fleming
Kenbridge Police Department, VA
EOW: Thursday, December 16, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff James Cornett
Perry County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Friday, December 24, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Police, New York

Trooper James R. Gohery
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, December 29, 1943
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

1943 Honor Roll of Heroes

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Line of Duty Deaths: 91

Aircraft accident: 2
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 6
Drowned: 1
Fall: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 44
Gunfire (Accidental): 4
Heart attack: 4
Motorcycle accident: 12
Stabbed: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 3
Vehicular assault: 6

 

By Month

January: 16
February: 5
March: 4
April: 7
May: 7
June: 6
July: 14
August: 13
September: 4
October: 2
November: 7
December: 6

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arizona: 1
California: 10
Connecticut: 2
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 1
Georgia: 3
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 3
Iowa: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 5
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 2
Michigan: 6
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 2
Missouri: 3
Nevada: 2
New Jersey: 1
New York: 8
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 4
Puerto Rico: 1
South Carolina: 2
Tennessee: 5
Texas: 1
U.S. Government: 5
Virginia: 6
Washington: 2
Wisconsin: 3

 

By Gender

Male: 91
Female: 0

 

Statistics

Average age: 41
Average tour of duty: 6 years, 11 months


 
 
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