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Recent Historical Additions

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman James Crofton
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Monday, October 4, 1869
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Moultrie Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman Julian Reed "Jack" Palmer
Moultrie Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, August 23, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer John A. Schmidt
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1970
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

Correctional Officer Anibal Ramos-Feliciano
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, PR
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

Correctional Officer Angel "Moralito" Morales
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, PR
EOW: Friday, January 5, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

Correctional Officer Irving Gonzalez
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, PR
EOW: Saturday, May 3, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Police, Railroad Police

Special Officer Patrick Hagney
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Police, RR
EOW: Monday, February 3, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Western and Atlantic Railroad Police, Railroad Police

Special Officer Middleton Pierce Harwell
Western and Atlantic Railroad Police, RR
EOW: Saturday, March 25, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman John A. Rau
Allentown Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, January 10, 1931
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer William John Gormley
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, December 18, 1936
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Frank Victor Maroni
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Monday, November 24, 1952
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman James H. Kelly
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, May 15, 1892
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman John N. Blanford
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, July 5, 1907
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Michael King
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, May 20, 1912
Cause of Death: Animal related

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Peter Petersen
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, February 19, 1928
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman John W. Grasser
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, February 15, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman James Richard Taylor
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, June 13, 1890
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Auxiliary Police Officer Elwood Darby
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, July 4, 1964
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant Charles William Bound
Erie Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer James J. Brown
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, October 1, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Francis Quinlan
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, June 19, 1898
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Henry Lucas
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, March 7, 1877
Cause of Death: Train accident

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Jacob Pennington Boyer
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, March 6, 1877
Cause of Death: Train accident

Dispatcher Oscar Brumfield
East Chicago Heights Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, March 9, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wabash Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Patrolman John W. Scott
Wabash Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Thursday, December 24, 1914
Cause of Death: Train accident

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,718 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Animal related: 1
Gunfire: 9
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 5
Motorcycle crash: 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 2
Struck by vehicle: 1
Train accident: 3

 

By State

Georgia: 1
Illinois: 4
Louisiana: 1
Pennsylvania: 12
Puerto Rico: 3
Railroad Police: 4
 
 
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