Recent Historical Additions

ODMP research volunteers are constantly discovering forgotten line of duty deaths throughout the country. Because of our efforts, 2,398 forgotten heroes are now honored on the ODMP and other local, state and national memorials.

25 Most Recent Additions

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Automobile crash 2
  • Gunfire 16
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 1
  • Heart attack 1
  • Struck by train 2
  • Struck by vehicle 1
  • Weather/Natural disaster 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Arkansas 2
  • Illinois 1
  • Indiana 2
  • Kentucky 1
  • Louisiana 3
  • Michigan 1
  • Mississippi 2
  • Missouri 4
  • New York 1
  • Pennsylvania 1
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Railroad Police 3
  • South Carolina 1
  • U.S. Government 1
  • Wyoming 1

Guard H. Edward Taylor

Kentucky Department of Corrections, KY

EOW: Wednesday, July 12, 1899

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Sergeant Bennie Back

United States Army Military Police Corps, US

EOW: Saturday, November 10, 1945

Cause: Gunfire