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Recent Historical Additions

Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective Benjamin J. Koles
Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, September 15, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

Deputy Game Protector Frederick T. Schmidt
New York State Environmental Conservation Police, NY
EOW: Monday, November 10, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania

Agent Carl Postellon
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, PA
EOW: Sunday, December 5, 1954
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania

Agent Charles Robert Oglesby
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, PA
EOW: Sunday, December 5, 1954
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Police Officer Luis A. Martínez-Mass
Manatí Municipal Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

Policeman Amos Catlett
Knoxville Police Department, TN
EOW: Monday, June 3, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Ralls County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Sheriff Bernard Joseph Berghager
Ralls County Sheriff's Office, MO
EOW: Friday, June 8, 2007
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Superior Police Department, Wisconsin

Squadman Edward B. Retzer
Superior Police Department, WI
EOW: Thursday, May 16, 1963
Cause of Death: Heart attack

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

Police Officer William T. Martin
New York City Transit Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Cause of Death: Assault

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Special Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Lawrence "Lon" O'Bryant
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Sunday, October 6, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

City Marshal James H. Durand
Hobson City Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, January 22, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Senior Airman Kcey Elena Ruiz
United States Air Force Security Forces, US
EOW: Friday, October 2, 2015
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

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

Senior Airman Nathan Cole Sartain
United States Air Force Security Forces, US
EOW: Friday, October 2, 2015
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

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

Staff Sergeant James Dennis McNaughton
United States Army Military Police Corps, US
EOW: Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

North Beach Police Department, Maryland

Sergeant Edward Clarence Wilson
North Beach Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1992
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Marshal Frank Wilson
Beverly Police Department, OH
EOW: Saturday, January 15, 1949
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Boise County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

Special Deputy Walter Coffin
Boise County Sheriff's Office, ID
EOW: Wednesday, April 18, 1883
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fruitland Police Department, Idaho

Auxiliary Officer Morley H. Cannon
Fruitland Police Department, ID
EOW: Sunday, May 11, 1969
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

Deputy Sheriff Scott W. Palmer
Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, ID
EOW: Saturday, December 1, 2001
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Gem County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

Sheriff Nathan Herbert Suitter
Gem County Sheriff's Office, ID
EOW: Monday, May 17, 1926
Cause of Death: Fall

Power County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Torrance
Power County Sheriff's Office, ID
EOW: Monday, March 21, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Richton Police Department, Mississippi

Town Marshal B. M. Millstead
Richton Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, April 17, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chief of Police Lowell Lloyd Krause
Amboy Police Department, MN
EOW: Friday, July 14, 1967
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Whitley County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Constable Preston C. Rains
Whitley County Constable's Office, KY
EOW: Friday, October 12, 1883
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Constable Robert Hasell
Berkeley County Constable's Office, SC
EOW: Saturday, February 4, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,633 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Aircraft accident: 2
Assault: 1
Automobile crash: 2
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 11
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 4
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Idaho: 5
Kentucky: 1
Maryland: 1
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 1
New York: 2
Ohio: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 1
U.S. Government: 3
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
All 2017 Deaths