Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
Honoring Officers Killed in 1979
Rochester Police Department, New York

Police Officer John J. Jenkins
Rochester Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, January 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Lester E. Reid
Warren County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Sheriff Robert C. Watson
Larimer County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bergen County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey

Deputy Sheriff Joseph J. Rybka, Jr.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office, NJ
EOW: Sunday, January 7, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer Fred L. Lucy
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, January 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer Ronald D. Florence
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, January 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer Charles A. Thompson, III
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, January 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

Officer James C. Gaul
Fort Worth Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, January 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentwood Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman Lester J. Barden
Kentwood Police Department, MI
EOW: Wednesday, January 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Trooper Keith Harlan Sewell
Georgia State Patrol, GA
EOW: Wednesday, January 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Garrett County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Deputy Sheriff David G. Livengood
Garrett County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Robert E. Manzione
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

Park Police Officer Harry Wilcox
Chattanooga Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Investigator Larry Douglas Stevens, Sr.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Wednesday, January 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government

Officer Robert Lee Timberlake, Jr.
United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, US
EOW: Wednesday, January 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Henry County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sergeant Gilbert Walker, Sr.
Henry County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Friday, January 26, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Gaston County Police Department, North Carolina

Patrolman Randy Michael Pendleton
Gaston County Police Department, NC
EOW: Monday, February 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Shelburn Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal Clarence M. Kistner
Shelburn Police Department, IN
EOW: Saturday, February 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham
Kentucky State Police, KY
EOW: Sunday, February 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Schenectady Police Department, New York

Patrolman William A. Koenige
Schenectady Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, February 12, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island

Sergeant Walter C. Busby
Cranston Police Department, RI
EOW: Monday, February 12, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Crowley Police Department, Texas

Police Officer James Michael Carpenter
Crowley Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, February 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Deputy Constable Ricky Steven Lewis
Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, TX
EOW: Saturday, February 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

Correctional Officer Gerald Featheringill
Iowa Department of Corrections, IA
EOW: Sunday, February 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Fall

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Captain Thomas J. Albert, Sr.
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Wednesday, February 21, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Gordo Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Newbern Brantley Moss
Gordo Police Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, February 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Fire

Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff Gordon Leon Galemore
Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, February 28, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Coffee County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Sheriff C. F. "Neil" Grantham
Coffee County Sheriff's Department, AL
EOW: Thursday, March 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman Charles Alvin Snider
Charleston Police Department, SC
EOW: Friday, March 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman William P. Bosak
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, March 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Roger W. Van Schaik
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, March 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wolfe County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Claude E. Flinchum
Wolfe County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Sunday, March 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Police Officer Dennis E. Bennington
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Tuesday, March 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Police Officer Robert T. Seiffert
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Tuesday, March 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff William Lonnie Wadford, Jr.
Madison County Sheriff's Office, MS
EOW: Thursday, March 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Alan Wayne Shubert
Roane County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Saturday, March 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Nevada Division of Investigation and Narcotics, Nevada

Agent Ronald P. Chelius
Nevada Division of Investigation and Narcotics, NV
EOW: Tuesday, March 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

Correctional Officer James Walter Harbin, II
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Sunday, March 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

Security Policeman Robert R. Dover
United States Air Force Security Forces, US
EOW: Sunday, March 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

Captain Felix Mokychic
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, PA
EOW: Tuesday, March 20, 1979
Cause of Death: Assault

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer James N. Bowers
Columbus Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, April 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper Michael K. McCarter
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Saturday, April 7, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Paxton Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman William O. Caisse
Paxton Police Department, IL
EOW: Saturday, April 7, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dunn County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Gordon L. Heisa
Dunn County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, April 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Lynn Hall
Lee County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Wednesday, April 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman Michael T. Anaya
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, April 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Florida

Inspector Austin Dewey Gay
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, FL
EOW: Saturday, April 14, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

Detective Edward T. Cody
Hartford Police Department, CT
EOW: Monday, April 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Juneau Police Department, Alaska

Officer Jimmy Earl Kennedy
Juneau Police Department, AK
EOW: Tuesday, April 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Glynn County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Charles Lee Herrington, Sr.
Glynn County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Tuesday, April 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Juneau Police Department, Alaska

Officer Richard J. Adair
Juneau Police Department, AK
EOW: Tuesday, April 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy George R. Barthel
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, April 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Customs Agent Michael J. Reimers
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Thursday, April 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

Parole Officer Robert A. White
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, OH
EOW: Friday, April 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Lynwood Mallett
Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, SC
EOW: Saturday, April 28, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Robert E. Betsch
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, April 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Arkansas Department of Correction, Arkansas

Correctional Officer Ronald Opie McPherson
Arkansas Department of Correction, AR
EOW: Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

Lieutenant Clifford T. Hill
Bessemer Police Department, AL
EOW: Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Bomb

Albany County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

Deputy Sheriff Dwain L. Hardigan
Albany County Sheriff's Office, WY
EOW: Friday, May 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Melvin Wilcox
Erie Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, May 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Cincinnati Police Division, Ohio

Police Officer Melvin L. "Mel" Henze
Cincinnati Police Division, OH
EOW: Saturday, May 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Mankato Police Department, Minnesota

Reserve Officer Eugene L. Cousins
North Mankato Police Department, MN
EOW: Sunday, May 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Sergeant Loren Whitehat
Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR
EOW: Thursday, May 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jacksonville Police Department, North Carolina

Patrol Officer Terry Lee Lanier
Jacksonville Police Department, NC
EOW: Friday, May 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Albert B. Sallee, Jr.
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, May 12, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Reserve Captain Don H. Willmon
Angelina County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, May 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

Game Warden Jean K. Jones, Jr.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA
EOW: Monday, May 14, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Earl Smith
Pike County Sheriff's Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, May 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer William Coleman Cook
Metro-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, May 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Union Point Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Thomas Rowry, Jr.
Union Point Police Department, GA
EOW: Wednesday, May 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Moore Police Department, Oklahoma

Officer Danny R. Vanderpool
Moore Police Department, OK
EOW: Friday, May 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sergeant Stephen L. Hopper
Butler County Sheriff's Office, KS
EOW: Saturday, May 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Reserve Officer John T. Morgan
Goessel Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, May 22, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Floyd D. Seaton
Jackson Police Department, MS
EOW: Wednesday, May 23, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

Patrol Officer Frank A. Kania
Chatham County Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, May 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Inspector Kenneth G. Ward
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, US
EOW: Thursday, May 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

Trooper Frances I. Galvin
Colorado State Patrol, CO
EOW: Friday, May 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Jack Don Williams
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, May 29, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant William N. Campbell
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, May 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

Trooper Robert L. "Pete" Peterson
North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC
EOW: Thursday, May 31, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Millard Owen Messersmith
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, May 31, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Roy Huskey
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, May 31, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Moorestown Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant Francis X. Fullerton, Sr.
Moorestown Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, June 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana

Game Warden Delbert E. Bloom
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, MT
EOW: Saturday, June 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Walnut Grove Police Department, Mississippi

Town Marshal J. T. "Jake" Trest
Walnut Grove Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, June 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hastings on Hudson Police Department, New York

Patrolman Anthony Taddeo, Jr.
Hastings on Hudson Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, June 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Exposure to toxins

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman John L. Hubbell
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, June 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Alfred V. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Wednesday, June 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer Richard F. Giguere
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Wednesday, June 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Swansea Police Department, South Carolina

Assistant Chief of Police David L. McIver
Swansea Police Department, SC
EOW: Thursday, June 7, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Patrolman Willie Edward Peeples
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maryland State Police, Maryland

Trooper First Class William P. Mills, Jr.
Maryland State Police, MD
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman Buford Dedeaux
Gulfport Police Department, MS
EOW: Friday, June 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Albany Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Randy Eugene Brown
Albany Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, June 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hutchinson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Correctional Officer Jack L. Thompson
Hutchinson County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, June 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Albert J. Izzo
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Wednesday, June 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Police Officer Ted W. Donald
New York City Housing Authority Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, June 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

Sergeant William Cross
Washington State Department of Corrections, WA
EOW: Friday, June 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Reno Police Department, Nevada

Patrolman James Duane Hoff
Reno Police Department, NV
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Jacksonville Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee
Jacksonville Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, June 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Joe Mason Westbrook
Harris County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper Roy E. Jones
Indiana State Police, IN
EOW: Tuesday, July 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth M. Tomaszewski
Lorain County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, July 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Sergeant John William Bonnell, III
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Tuesday, July 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Artis Norris
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, July 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley
Virginia Beach Police Department, VA
EOW: Wednesday, July 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Joseph Conte
Broward County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Wednesday, July 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer William Douglas Black
Virginia Beach Police Department, VA
EOW: Wednesday, July 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, Florida

Patrolman William Steven Mathews
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, July 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Auxiliary Deputy Arthur Burton Caton, Sr.
Clay County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Sunday, July 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger Ward W. Hall
United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, US
EOW: Monday, July 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

Correctional Officer Walter W. Farrow
Missouri Department of Corrections, MO
EOW: Monday, July 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Sergeant Robert A. Mobley
South Carolina Highway Patrol, SC
EOW: Thursday, July 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Ronald Euell Dean
Shreveport Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, July 21, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dane County Traffic Police, Wisconsin

Traffic Officer Harlend G. Orsburne
Dane County Traffic Police, WI
EOW: Tuesday, July 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer William Franklin Askew
Metro-Dade Police Department, FL
EOW: Tuesday, July 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Phillip Adrian Steinbrook
Chillicothe Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, July 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Deming Police Department, New Mexico

Patrolman Royce Leroy Bennett
Deming Police Department, NM
EOW: Wednesday, July 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza
Harris County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Monday, July 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer James J. Choquette
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, August 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Bertie County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Calvin Donald Cherry
Bertie County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, August 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Michael D. Russell
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, August 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Joseph A. Pocchio
Essex County Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, August 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Idaho State Police, Idaho

Corporal Douglas M. Deen
Idaho State Police, ID
EOW: Sunday, August 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Angel F. Vargas-Flores
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Wednesday, August 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

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

Special Agent Jared Robert Porter
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Thursday, August 9, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Agent Johnnie L. Oliver
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Thursday, August 9, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Special Agent Charles W. Elmore
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Thursday, August 9, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Saginaw County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Ernest J. Dankert
Saginaw County Sheriff's Department, MI
EOW: Friday, August 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Itasca County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Donald Bouchie
Itasca County Sheriff's Department, MN
EOW: Friday, August 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer Clark Anthony Wooldridge
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Sunday, August 12, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Arvada Police Department, Colorado

Officer Walter Michael Northey
Arvada Police Department, CO
EOW: Monday, August 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Brunswick Police Department, Maryland

Chief of Police George J. Morris
Brunswick Police Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, August 14, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman Henry Johnny Booth
Mobile Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, August 14, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Inyo County Sheriff's Department, California

Inspector James Olen Randolph, Jr.
Inyo County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, August 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Secundino Morales-Maldonado
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, August 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Houston City Marshal's Office, Texas

Deputy City Marshal Charles H. Baker
Houston City Marshal's Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, August 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Farmington Police Department, New Mexico

Lieutenant Owen A. Landdeck
Farmington Police Department, NM
EOW: Friday, August 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Thomas Schimenti, Jr.
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, August 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman James L. Jefferson
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, August 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer William D. Albers
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, August 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Olmsted Township Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Dominick John Boscarelli
Olmsted Township Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, August 21, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Jose M. Torres
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, August 21, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Montgomery Police Department, Minnesota

Chief of Police John Francis "Jack" Terrio
Montgomery Police Department, MN
EOW: Friday, August 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Ernest A. Grogg
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Sunday, August 26, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Monticello Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Robert L. Gotel
Monticello Police Department, GA
EOW: Monday, August 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Sergeant Larry Dean Maxey
United States Army Military Police Corps, US
EOW: Tuesday, August 28, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff Larry Wayne King
Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, September 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Somersworth Police Department, New Hampshire

Patrolman Donald R. Kowalski
Somersworth Police Department, NH
EOW: Tuesday, September 4, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Mayfield Village Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman David R. Wiley
Mayfield Village Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, September 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Woodbridge Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Alvin Williams
Woodbridge Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, September 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Drowned

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Edwin A. Fogel
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, September 9, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pleasant Hills Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Albert James Breisinger
Pleasant Hills Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, September 12, 1979
Cause of Death: Exposure to toxins

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

Trooper David E. Temple
Alabama Department of Public Safety, AL
EOW: Thursday, September 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi

Agent Harold Lane Caldwell
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, MS
EOW: Friday, September 14, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Melvin E. Hopkins
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, September 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sturbridge Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Richard P. Dupre
Sturbridge Police Department, MA
EOW: Saturday, September 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Detective George Zicarelli
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, September 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Will Rogers Airport Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Garland L. Garrison
Will Rogers Airport Police Department, OK
EOW: Wednesday, September 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Union County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Sergeant Roger L. Beekman
Union County Sheriff's Office, OH
EOW: Thursday, September 20, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas

Agent Joseph Thomas Crews
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, TX
EOW: Friday, September 21, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer David B. Kubly
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, September 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol, California

Patrolman Harold L. Edgington
Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol, CA
EOW: Sunday, September 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Newton Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer Bobby Junior Barrickman
Newton Police Department, IA
EOW: Sunday, September 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Essex County Sheriff's Department, New Jersey

Detective John Tamburro
Essex County Sheriff's Department, NJ
EOW: Monday, October 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Chesley Bedford, Jr.
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, NM
EOW: Monday, October 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Sergeant Carl L. Frazier
Lane County Sheriff's Office, OR
EOW: Tuesday, October 9, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Elwood E. Groff
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, October 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maysville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Daniel Lee Hay
Maysville Police Department, KY
EOW: Tuesday, October 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Pilot Weldon Smith
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Friday, October 19, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Detective Christopher W. Boone
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, October 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Rafael Vazquez-Santiago
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, October 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Patrolman John Ray Coffey
Millston Police Department, WI
EOW: Saturday, October 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

Game Warden Leon H. Nelson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA
EOW: Saturday, October 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Presque Isle County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Sheriff Duane A. Badder
Presque Isle County Sheriff's Department, MI
EOW: Monday, October 29, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Westchester County Sheriff's Department, New York

Deputy Sheriff Kieran John Grant
Westchester County Sheriff's Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, November 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sweetwater Police Department, Texas

Lieutenant Monte Porter Huckabee
Sweetwater Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, November 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Carl V. Kime, Jr.
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, November 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Officer Gerald F. "Jerry" Griffin
Indianapolis Police Department, IN
EOW: Tuesday, November 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Trooper Philip S. Kesner
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Wednesday, November 7, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper Edward Ray Harris
Kentucky State Police, KY
EOW: Wednesday, November 7, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

Patrolman David L. Coker
New Mexico State Police, NM
EOW: Sunday, November 11, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sherwood Police Department, Arkansas

Sergeant Walter David Lowe, Sr.
Sherwood Police Department, AR
EOW: Tuesday, November 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Michael P. Connors
Richmond Police Department, VA
EOW: Tuesday, November 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman Ronald Duplechain
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Saturday, November 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Anne Arundel County Police Department, Maryland

Officer Paul Joseph Werner
Anne Arundel County Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, November 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant Albert Eugene Ballard
Birmingham Police Department, AL
EOW: Thursday, November 29, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Officer John C. Walker
Arizona Department of Public Safety, AZ
EOW: Friday, November 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lake County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff David Ralph Sanchez
Lake County Sheriff's Department, OR
EOW: Saturday, December 1, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mequon Police Department, Wisconsin

Chief of Police Thomas Elroy Buntrock
Mequon Police Department, WI
EOW: Sunday, December 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Duncanville Police Department, Texas

Sergeant Michael O. Poe
Duncanville Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, December 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Duncanville Police Department, Texas

Officer Roger Charles Hobden
Duncanville Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, December 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Allen Amos
Collier County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, December 3, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Maximo Luis Ortiz-Castillo
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Wednesday, December 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Paul Wesley Harlan
Joplin Police Department, MO
EOW: Thursday, December 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Officer Roy Watson Dooley
Atlanta Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, December 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Panola County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff David L. Clabaugh
Panola County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, December 6, 1979
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Trenton Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman George L. Ambrosio
Trenton Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, December 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Fresno Police Department, California

Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson
Fresno Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, December 8, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Police Officer Charles L. "Chuck" Moeller
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, December 9, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

East Hanover Police Department, New Jersey

Detective Lieutenant John H. Miller
East Hanover Police Department, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, December 12, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Whittier Police Department, California

Policeman Michael Lee Lane
Whittier Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, December 13, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hillside Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Anthony Lordi, Jr.
Hillside Police Department, NJ
EOW: Friday, December 14, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Austin Police Department, Texas

Officer Lee Craig Smith
Austin Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, December 15, 1979
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Nassau County Police Department, New York

Police Officer Daniel J. Greer
Nassau County Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, December 16, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Cedar Park Police Department, Texas

Officer William Thomas Laws, Jr.
Cedar Park Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, December 20, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, South Dakota

Conservation Officer Ronald L. Brandt
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, SD
EOW: Thursday, December 20, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Wilfred Doyle
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, December 21, 1979
Cause of Death: Drowned

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Victor L. Lopez-Rivera
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Saturday, December 22, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Stevenson Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant Michael Ray Twitty
Stevenson Police Department, AL
EOW: Saturday, December 22, 1979
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Belmont County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Lieutenant Mickey S. McMillan
Belmont County Sheriff's Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, December 23, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Schofield Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrolman John E. Braun
Schofield Police Department, WI
EOW: Monday, December 24, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Guam Police Department, Guam

Reserve Officer Helen Kuulei Lizama
Guam Police Department, GU
EOW: Wednesday, December 26, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Guam Police Department, Guam

Reserve Officer Rudy Caingat Iglesias
Guam Police Department, GU
EOW: Wednesday, December 26, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman David R. Tapscott
Springfield Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, December 26, 1979
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

Officer David Wayne Crowther
Portland Police Bureau, OR
EOW: Thursday, December 27, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Reno Police Department, Nevada

Patrolman Glenn William "Bill" Turner
Reno Police Department, NV
EOW: Saturday, December 29, 1979
Cause of Death: Assault

Williamson Police Department, West Virginia

Police Officer Bobby Howard
Williamson Police Department, WV
EOW: Sunday, December 30, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)


Garrett County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

K9 Sarge
Garrett County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Altoona Police Department, Pennsylvania

K9 Beau
Altoona Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, April 17, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Napa Police Department, California

K9 Vem
Napa Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 2, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Saddle River Police Department, New Jersey

K9 Magnum
Saddle River Police Department, NJ
EOW: Saturday, July 28, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

1979 Honor Roll of Heroes

View another year:

Share this honor roll:

 

Line of Duty Deaths: 219

Aircraft accident: 12
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 21
Bomb: 1
Drowned: 2
Duty related illness: 1
Exposure to toxins: 2
Fall: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 112
Gunfire (Accidental): 9
Heart attack: 15
Motorcycle accident: 7
Stabbed: 8
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 5
Vehicle pursuit: 6
Vehicular assault: 13

 

By Month

January: 16
February: 11
March: 13
April: 16
May: 26
June: 19
July: 19
August: 28
September: 17
October: 11
November: 13
December: 30

 

By State

Alabama: 7
Alaska: 2
Arizona: 1
Arkansas: 2
California: 13
Colorado: 3
Connecticut: 1
District of Columbia: 2
Florida: 11
Georgia: 9
Guam: 2
Hawaii: 1
Idaho: 1
Illinois: 6
Indiana: 3
Iowa: 2
Kansas: 2
Kentucky: 7
Louisiana: 4
Maryland: 5
Massachusetts: 1
Michigan: 3
Minnesota: 3
Mississippi: 5
Missouri: 4
Montana: 1
Nevada: 5
New Hampshire: 1
New Jersey: 8
New Mexico: 4
New York: 12
North Carolina: 6
Ohio: 12
Oklahoma: 3
Oregon: 3
Pennsylvania: 6
Puerto Rico: 5
Railroad Police: 1
Rhode Island: 1
South Carolina: 5
South Dakota: 1
Tennessee: 4
Texas: 18
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 10
Virginia: 3
Washington: 1
West Virginia: 2
Wisconsin: 5
Wyoming: 1

 

By Gender

Male: 217
Female: 2

 

Statistics

Average age: 36
Average tour of duty: 8 years, 12 months


K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 4

view Gunfire: 1
Stabbed: 2
Struck by vehicle: 1
 
 
All 2014 Deaths