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Honoring Officers Killed in 1971
Wynnewood Police Department, Oklahoma

Officer Willie E. Turner
Wynnewood Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, January 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rahway Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer John James Burns
Rahway Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, January 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by train

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

Special Agent James Terry Abbott
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, US
EOW: Monday, January 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Danny Lee Watson
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, January 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer William G. Wortmann
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, January 15, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Decatur Police Department, Georgia

Lieutenant Billy E. Cowart
Decatur Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, January 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Warren LaRue
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Rex Stone
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Gerald "Jerry" Velotta
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, January 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Delaware State Police, Delaware

Trooper William C. Keller
Delaware State Police, DE
EOW: Friday, January 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Robert Bolden
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, January 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southfield Police Department, Michigan

Officer James W. McMahon
Southfield Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, January 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Pahokee Police Department, Florida

Patrol Officer Samuel Melvin Stephens
Pahokee Police Department, FL
EOW: Sunday, January 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Detective Sergeant Joseph K. Siepak
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, January 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Sergeant Roger Leslie Rosengren
Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, MN
EOW: Thursday, January 28, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

Trooper Larry Bruce Smith
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, OK
EOW: Friday, January 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, January 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Robert Wayne Lee
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, January 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Orange County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Constable Louis O. Ford, Jr.
Orange County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, TX
EOW: Sunday, January 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Daniel G. Ellis
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Wednesday, February 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Deputy Richard Lee Henke
St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, February 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Officer James L. Keeton
Arizona Department of Public Safety, AZ
EOW: Friday, February 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff Edward Keith Henry
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Sunday, February 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Pierce City Police Department, Missouri

City Marshal J. Y. Gasche
Pierce City Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, February 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff David Leroy Ford
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Sunday, February 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Officer Don A. Beckstead
Arizona Department of Public Safety, AZ
EOW: Sunday, February 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman William J. Wirtz
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Charles D. Logasa
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff George Alvin Robinson, Jr.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Leeds Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Robert H. Graham
Leeds Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, February 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff William Don Reese
Dallas County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, February 15, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Joseph A. Picciano
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, February 15, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr.
Dallas County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, February 15, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ellis County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Arthur James Robertson
Ellis County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, February 15, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

Trooper Willie James Walker
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, OK
EOW: Wednesday, February 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Horace D. Lord
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, February 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer John M. McEntee, Jr.
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. John Police Department, Indiana

Marshal James E. "Red" Larimer
St. John Police Department, IN
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Miami Police Department, Florida

Sergeant Victor Butler, Jr.
Miami Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer David H. Rose
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper John Joseph Streu
Indiana State Police, IN
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Erle Thompson
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Jose L. Machin-Delgado
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, February 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Joseph V. Kelly
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, February 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman William Frank Chasteen
Greenville Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, February 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Florida

Beverage Enforcement Agent Arthur Burdette Dillard
Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, FL
EOW: Monday, February 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective Melvin Wilmoth
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina

Detective Clinton Monroe Boggs
Mount Airy Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, February 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Jailer Bobby Lee Mayo
McLennan County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, February 28, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman William J. Otis
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, March 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Correctional Officer Robert J. McCarthy
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Thursday, March 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Alexandria Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Jackie T. Thiels
Alexandria Police Department, LA
EOW: Monday, March 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Glenn Patrick Fisher
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Wednesday, March 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oberlin Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Robert B. Woodall
Oberlin Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, March 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Howard County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Don Ellison
Howard County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, March 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Lieutenant Colonel Juan B. Mercado-Vega
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, March 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Sergeant Miguel A. Rosario-Rondon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, March 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Melvin A. Galloway, Jr.
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, March 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Malone City Marshal's Office, Texas

City Marshal Milton Boortz
Malone City Marshal's Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, March 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Brunswick Police Department, Maryland

Patrolman Samuel Steven Kidwiler
Brunswick Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, March 28, 1971
Cause of Death: Fall

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

Correctional Officer Robert E. Kendricks
Alabama Department of Corrections, AL
EOW: Monday, March 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

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

Deputy Marshal Marcelo G. Moya
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, March 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Paul Kramer
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, March 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Hilton E. Schorre
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Tuesday, March 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

University of Washington Police Department, Washington

Chief of Police Edward O. Kanz
University of Washington Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, March 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson
Illinois Department of Corrections, IL
EOW: Thursday, April 1, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Riverside Police Department, California

Police Officer Leonard A. Christiansen
Riverside Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, April 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Riverside Police Department, California

Police Officer Paul C. Teel
Riverside Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, April 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Tom Sam Hakaim
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, April 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Detective Gerald A. Foote
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Saturday, April 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Sergeant Jerome Thurman Spybuck
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Saturday, April 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Patrolman George A. Frees
Suffolk County Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, April 6, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Genesee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Ben Ray Walker
Genesee County Sheriff's Department, MI
EOW: Tuesday, April 6, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

Captain Morris B. Glenn
Chattanooga Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, April 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Oshkosh Police Department, Nebraska

Chief of Police Richard Robert Vandermate
Oshkosh Police Department, NE
EOW: Friday, April 9, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

Auxiliary Trooper Ormand Franklin Watkins
Alabama Department of Public Safety, AL
EOW: Sunday, April 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Robert James Quirk
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Sunday, April 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New Salem Police Department, North Dakota

Chief of Police P. A. Goyne
New Salem Police Department, ND
EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Military Police Officer Dexter Carleton Krulis
United States Army Military Police Corps, US
EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Loren D. Scruggs
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Friday, April 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant Joseph M. Monteparo
Asbury Park Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, April 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Indiana State Police, Indiana

Sergeant Glen R. Hosier
Indiana State Police, IN
EOW: Monday, April 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff William Chester Jackson
Trinity County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, April 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Turner
Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, SC
EOW: Thursday, April 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Wilbur Hayes
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, May 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John Schaefer
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, May 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lowell Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer John Joseph Winn
Lowell Police Department, MA
EOW: Monday, May 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Monterey Police Department, California

Sergeant Donald Herbert Lansing
Monterey Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, May 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Ivan G. Lorenzo
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, May 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Raymond Oyler, Jr.
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, May 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Mansfield Police Department, Missouri

City Marshal Homer Edgell Fry
Mansfield Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, May 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman William Nagy
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, May 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Davis County Sheriff's Department, Utah

Deputy Sheriff Donald Perry Jensen
Davis County Sheriff's Department, UT
EOW: Friday, May 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Rodger M. Adams
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Friday, May 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Corrections Employee Kenneth E. Conant
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Wednesday, May 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Joseph A. Piagentini
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, May 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Waverly M. Jones
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, May 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Warwick Police Department, Rhode Island

Patrolman Kenneth R. Fratus
Warwick Police Department, RI
EOW: Friday, May 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Jerrard F. Young
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Friday, May 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Gary David Saunders
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, May 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norway Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman Kenneth J. Moraska
Norway Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, May 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer William L. Sigmon
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Tuesday, May 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Longview Police Department, Texas

Detective Sergeant Walter A. Connell
Longview Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, May 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Patrolman Albert A. Willetts
Suffolk County Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, June 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Kinney County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Jailer Ignacio Pena Garcia
Kinney County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, June 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Carl Peterson, Jr.
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Saturday, June 12, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Eutaw Police Department, Alabama

Officer Joseph Halbert Leavelle, Jr.
Eutaw Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, June 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Eutaw Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Wiley Ashley Clark, III
Eutaw Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, June 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

Officer Michael J. Ratikan
Oklahoma City Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, June 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Justice, California

Special Agent Richard Frank Morello
California Department of Justice, CA
EOW: Monday, June 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Clayton Kirby Woods
Laurens County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Tuesday, June 15, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer David Richie Huber
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Sunday, June 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

Officer Clarence A. Davis
Wilmington Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, June 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Harry Charlton, III
Richmond Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Trooper Edward C. Taylor
Georgia State Patrol, GA
EOW: Saturday, June 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa

Lieutenant Claude Edward Moore
Council Bluffs Police Department, IA
EOW: Wednesday, June 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Patrolman Rudel Albert Parrott
Virgin Islands Police Department, VI
EOW: Thursday, July 1, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant Joseph Lee Maddox
Jacksonville Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, July 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Clark Township Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman William J. Waterson
Clark Township Police Department, NJ
EOW: Sunday, July 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Luverne Police Department, Alabama

Assistant Chief of Police Drexel Rushing
Luverne Police Department, AL
EOW: Thursday, July 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norwalk Police Department, Connecticut

Sergeant Nicholas W. Fera
Norwalk Police Department, CT
EOW: Friday, July 9, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ozark Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant Oliver B. Temple
Ozark Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, July 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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

Deputy Marshal Henry Dale
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, July 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Amos Alton Faulkner, Jr.
Hopkinsville Police Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, July 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Correctional Officer Leo G Davis
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Wednesday, July 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

Supervisor Samuel Anderson Pickels
Virginia Department of Corrections, VA
EOW: Friday, July 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Robert L. Denton
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, July 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Marienus J. Segeren
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Sunday, July 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer Arthur D. O'Guinn
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Millry Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police D. Raleigh Clarke
Millry Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, July 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Valdosta Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman George W. Greene, Jr.
Valdosta Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, August 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Lieutenant Martin Webb
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, August 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Drowned

Clarkesville Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Maxie Mote
Clarkesville Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, August 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Clarkesville Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Carroll York
Clarkesville Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, August 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper Robert J. MacDougall
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Friday, August 6, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Irving Francis Hayden
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, August 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff Rodney Norberg
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, MN
EOW: Friday, August 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

Lieutenant William Louis Skinner
Jackson Police Department, MS
EOW: Thursday, August 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Kenneth A. Nugent
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, August 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Ulysses Brown
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, August 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

Patrolman John William Sartain
Corpus Christi Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, August 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Officer Paul Krasenes
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Saturday, August 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Sergeant Jere Graham
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Saturday, August 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Officer Frank DeLeon
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Saturday, August 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ocean View Police Department, Delaware

Officer Wallace A. Melson
Ocean View Police Department, DE
EOW: Saturday, August 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bradley County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Ken Wright, Sr.
Bradley County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Sunday, August 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ocean Grove Police Department, New Jersey

Chief of Police David John Lake
Ocean Grove Police Department, NJ
EOW: Monday, August 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Officer Billy Michael Kaylor
Atlanta Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, August 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant Joseph V. Morabito
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, August 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Frederick D. Hunter, Jr.
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, August 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Francisco Police Department, California

Sergeant John Victor Young
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, August 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Barry J. Hoffman
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Monday, August 30, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Alonzo Marshall
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Wednesday, September 1, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Robert Anton Mayer
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Thursday, September 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Sergeant Robert J. Bouchard
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, September 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

Wildlife Officer Dewey H. McCall
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC
EOW: Sunday, September 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

Officer Charles Richard Norred
DeKalb County Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, September 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Prescott Police Department, Arizona

Chief of Police Kenneth D. Lindley
Prescott Police Department, AZ
EOW: Friday, September 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer William E. Quinn
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Saturday, September 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Rockingham County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire

Corrections Officer Robert Charles Prescott
Rockingham County Department of Corrections, NH
EOW: Sunday, September 12, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer Richard J. Lewis
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer John D'Arcangelo, Jr.
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Corrections Sergeant Edward T. Cunningham
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer Carl W. Valone
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer Ronald Werner
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Clarkstown Police Department, New York

Detective William F. Conklin
Clarkstown Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, September 16, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Corrections Employee Ronald L. Turner
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Thursday, September 16, 1971
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Edison Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Frank J. Papaianni
Edison Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, September 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Major George Alan May
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Friday, September 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Major Robert Alexander Arrington
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX
EOW: Friday, September 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Plainfield Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Frank Buczek
Plainfield Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, September 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Litchfield Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Larry Wayne Berkshire
Litchfield Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, September 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Animal related

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

Trooper John R. Winn
Utah Highway Patrol, UT
EOW: Wednesday, September 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Accidental

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

Game Technician Neil L. LaFave
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, WI
EOW: Friday, September 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Norman E. Sherriff
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, September 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Patrolman Arthur Pelo
New York City Housing Authority Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, September 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Deputy Marshal Andrew Boehnlein
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Sunday, September 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer James Homer Moon
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, September 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kendall County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff Douglas William Kuebel
Kendall County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, September 28, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Vernonia Police Department, Oregon

Chief of Police Raymond Garcia
Vernonia Police Department, OR
EOW: Friday, October 1, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Sergeant Victor Lastra-Rivera
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, October 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman Merle E. Nading
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Sunday, October 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire

Conservation Officer James Clark
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, NH
EOW: Monday, October 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff William Thomas Land
Durham County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Tuesday, October 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lutesville Police Department, Missouri

City Warden Clyde Sherman McGee
Lutesville Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, October 6, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montebello Police Department, California

Police Officer Henry Anthony Acuna
Montebello Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, October 6, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Diego Police Department, California

Sergeant Freddie Joel Edwards
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, October 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer Harrison Whalen
New York State Department of Correctional Services, NY
EOW: Saturday, October 9, 1971
Cause of Death: Assault

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

Patrolman James R. Bailey
Wheeling Police Department, WV
EOW: Monday, October 11, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Oxnard Police Department, California

Officer Frederick John Clark
Oxnard Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, October 12, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, October 14, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Spencer Police Department, Nebraska

Chief of Police Stewart R. Stringfellow
Spencer Police Department, NE
EOW: Saturday, October 16, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Bellefonte Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Ronald D. Seymore
Bellefonte Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, October 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Santa Clara Police Department, California

Sergeant Ben L. Mendis
Santa Clara Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, October 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Phillip J. Riley
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, October 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Captain James T. Hall
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Tuesday, October 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

Acting Chief Armand J. Roussel
Nashua Police Department, NH
EOW: Wednesday, October 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

Officer Edward M. Belcher
Fort Worth Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, October 28, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Patrolman Allan Williams
Virgin Islands Police Department, VI
EOW: Friday, October 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Charlton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff William Randall Steedley, Sr.
Charlton County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Monday, November 1, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Officer James Richard Greene
Atlanta Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, November 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wayne County Sheriff's Department, New York

Sergeant Investigator Carl L. Clingerman
Wayne County Sheriff's Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Patrolman Frank D. Cataldo
Suffolk County Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Creswell Police Department, Oregon

Police Officer Curtis Avery Van Derson
Creswell Police Department, OR
EOW: Friday, November 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom
New Mexico State Police, NM
EOW: Monday, November 8, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer Paul G. DuPlanty
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, November 9, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer Johnnie Tillman Hartwell
Dallas Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, November 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Highland Police Department, Indiana

Officer Donald R. Sheppard
Highland Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, November 12, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Police Matron Alice Mae Moran
Josephine County Sheriff's Office, OR
EOW: Wednesday, November 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Maverick County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Arturo Sanchez Balboa
Maverick County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, November 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Jailer Glenn Allen
Josephine County Sheriff's Office, OR
EOW: Wednesday, November 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Lewiston Police Department, Idaho

Patrolman Edward E. Davis
Lewiston Police Department, ID
EOW: Thursday, November 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Palo Alto Police Department, California

Police Officer Gene A. Clifton
Palo Alto Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, November 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Joseph Douglas Spiers
Gulfport Police Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, November 21, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

Captain Raul M. Monte
Virginia Department of Corrections, VA
EOW: Monday, November 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Officer Clay Quincy Haywood
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Monday, November 22, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Patrick Joseph O'Connor
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Albany Police Department, New York

Police Officer Edward C. Stevens
Albany Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, November 26, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Benjamin N. Kealoha, Jr.
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Saturday, November 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Albany Police Department, New York

Sergeant Michael F. McNeil, Jr.
Albany Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, November 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper Robert Joseph Merenda
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Monday, November 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New Mexico District Attorney's Office, New Mexico

District Attorney Victor C. Breen
New Mexico District Attorney's Office, NM
EOW: Wednesday, December 1, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sterling Heights Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Leroy Hugh Imus
Sterling Heights Police Department, MI
EOW: Thursday, December 2, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Orofino Police Department, Idaho

Chief of Police William J. Philpot
Orofino Police Department, ID
EOW: Friday, December 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Naples Police Department, Florida

Officer Louie Colin Collins
Naples Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, December 3, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Police Officer Jerry Wayne Morris
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Saturday, December 4, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Calvert County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Sheriff Oscar William Lusby
Calvert County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Sunday, December 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Davenport Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer Michael Lee Farnsworth
Davenport Police Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, December 5, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

Patrolman Joel F. Miller
Ohio State Highway Patrol, OH
EOW: Monday, December 6, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Harry Leslie Potter
Beaver County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Tuesday, December 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Detective Harold J. Marshall
New York City Housing Authority Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, December 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Melvin Cohen
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, December 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Jack Brock
Harlan County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, December 7, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal John S. Valent
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Thursday, December 9, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Claude R. Beck
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, December 10, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Lincoln Police Department, California

Patrolman Leslie Paul "Les" Schellbach
Lincoln Police Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, December 12, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Matron Marta Shanaman
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Sunday, December 12, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

Corporal Riley Delano Smith
Alabama Department of Public Safety, AL
EOW: Friday, December 17, 1971
Cause of Death: Electrocuted

Brooklyn Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman James Carlton Towns
Brooklyn Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, December 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper William Harrel Barrett
Kentucky State Police, KY
EOW: Sunday, December 19, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Warwick Police Department, Rhode Island

Reserve Captain Christopher Feeney
Warwick Police Department, RI
EOW: Monday, December 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Patrolman Carson Terry
New York City Housing Authority Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, December 20, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hopewell Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Robert R. Walker
Hopewell Township Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, December 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Mineral Wells Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Larry Joel Kite
Mineral Wells Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, December 24, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma

Game Warden Melvin Lewis Garrison, Jr.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, OK
EOW: Monday, December 27, 1971
Cause of Death: Drowned

Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman Richard B. Rose
Nassau County Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, December 29, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Gary T. Rampy
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Friday, December 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Johnny Edward Mitchell
Metro-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, December 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer William Schmedding
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Friday, December 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper Charles B. Stark
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Friday, December 31, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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Line of Duty Deaths: 250

Accidental: 1
Aircraft accident: 7
Animal related: 1
Assault: 10
Automobile accident: 26
Drowned: 2
Electrocuted: 1
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 142
Gunfire (Accidental): 5
Heart attack: 14
Motorcycle accident: 7
Stabbed: 9
Struck by train: 2
Struck by vehicle: 11
Vehicle pursuit: 7
Vehicular assault: 4

 

By Month

January: 19
February: 30
March: 16
April: 19
May: 19
June: 13
July: 14
August: 22
September: 27
October: 20
November: 22
December: 29

 

By State

Alabama: 10
Arizona: 6
California: 27
Colorado: 2
Connecticut: 1
Delaware: 2
District of Columbia: 5
Florida: 6
Georgia: 9
Hawaii: 2
Idaho: 2
Illinois: 7
Indiana: 4
Iowa: 2
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 6
Louisiana: 1
Maryland: 5
Massachusetts: 2
Michigan: 16
Minnesota: 2
Mississippi: 2
Missouri: 7
Nebraska: 2
New Hampshire: 3
New Jersey: 8
New Mexico: 2
New York: 30
North Carolina: 4
North Dakota: 1
Ohio: 6
Oklahoma: 7
Oregon: 4
Pennsylvania: 6
Puerto Rico: 4
Rhode Island: 2
South Carolina: 3
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 20
U.S. Government: 7
Utah: 2
Virgin Islands: 2
Virginia: 4
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 1
Wisconsin: 2

 

By Gender

Male: 248
Female: 2

 

Statistics

Average age: 36
Average tour of duty: 7 years, 11 months


 
 
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