Recent Historical Additions

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 2,363 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

25 Most Recent Additions

  • Automobile crash 1
  • Gunfire 18
  • Heart attack 2
  • Stabbed 1
  • Struck by vehicle 1
  • Vehicular assault 2

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 2
  • Arkansas 1
  • Georgia 2
  • Illinois 1
  • Kentucky 6
  • Louisiana 1
  • Mississippi 1
  • New Mexico 2
  • Tennessee 7
  • Texas 1
  • Vermont 1

Deputy Sheriff John J. Barch

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, IL

EOW: Friday, November 20, 1953

Cause: Automobile crash