Recent Historical Additions

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 2,109 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

25 Most Recent Additions

  • Animal related 1
  • Assault 3
  • Automobile crash 2
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Fall 2
  • Gunfire 12
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 4

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 1
  • California 3
  • Illinois 1
  • Indiana 1
  • Maryland 3
  • Michigan 1
  • Missouri 1
  • Oklahoma 1
  • Railroad Police 1
  • South Carolina 2
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 3
  • Tribal Police 1
  • U.S. Government 4

Sheriff Joseph Lanier

Choctaw Nation Public Safety Department, TR

EOW: Thursday, September 22, 1881

Cause: Gunfire