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Recent Historical Additions

Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Louis Edward Baum
Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Wednesday, July 27, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Patrolman John A. Connor
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Friday, January 25, 1935
Cause of Death: Struck by train

Bath Police Department, Maine

Sergeant Merle D. Niles
Bath Police Department, ME
EOW: Monday, May 29, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Louis Allison
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Sunday, March 28, 1915
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Meriwether County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff J. M. Crim
Meriwether County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Wednesday, May 9, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff James W. Linder
Pinal County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Sunday, March 7, 1982
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Jess Anderson
Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, September 11, 1950
Cause of Death: Assault

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Dexter B. Snow
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Sunday, May 27, 1956
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Charles J. Westdhal, Jr.
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, December 11, 1939
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Policeman James Ellis
Elk Park Police Department, NC
EOW: Thursday, June 12, 1902
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Avery County Constable's Office - Elk Park Precinct, North Carolina

Constable John W. Stafford
Avery County Constable's Office - Elk Park Precinct, NC
EOW: Thursday, April 6, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Bernice Police Department, Louisiana

Marshal John T. Jackson
Bernice Police Department, LA
EOW: Wednesday, November 17, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Benjamin Carl Christensen
Aitkin Police Department, MN
EOW: Friday, August 10, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, Maine

Deputy Sheriff Harold C. Hillman
Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, ME
EOW: Monday, December 21, 1914
Cause of Death: Assault

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Matron Rose A. Regan
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, February 9, 1908
Cause of Death: Accidental

Port Gibson Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police Alcus E. Alford
Port Gibson Police Department, MS
EOW: Sunday, January 28, 1951
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Towanda Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Charles W. Dimock
Towanda Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, July 20, 1890
Cause of Death: Fall

Elkland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Night Policeman Edward Frederick Stever
Elkland Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, April 23, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Laredo Police Department, Texas

City Marshal Gregorio Gonzales
Laredo Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, August 20, 1877
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Orange Police Department, Texas

Night Officer William Cincinnati White, Sr.
Orange Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, March 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

El Campo Police Department, Texas

Special Officer Tipton M. Simmons
El Campo Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, June 17, 1936
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Thomas J. McFadden
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Friday, December 29, 1865
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chief of Police Lewis Marshall
Salyersville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, November 6, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Constable - Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Constable George Brown
Pennsylvania State Constable - Fayette County, PA
EOW: Sunday, November 8, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Edward Holmes
Johnstown Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, September 23, 1865
Cause of Death: Gunfire

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 1,664 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

 

25 Most Recent Additions

Accidental: 1
Assault: 2
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 15
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle crash: 1
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 1

 

By State

Arizona: 1
California: 1
Georgia: 1
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 1
Maine: 2
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 1
Pennsylvania: 4
Railroad Police: 5
Texas: 3
 
 
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