ODMP's Spanish Flu Law Enforcement Memorial

From 1918 to early 1919, the Spanish flu pandemic infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed approximately 675,000 Americans. Many officers contracted this virus due to the requirements of their job. The following law enforcement officers died as a result of contracting the virus in the line of duty.

The names of every officer who died in the line of duty from the Spanish Flu will likely never be known, but ODMP researchers continue to uncover new cases as part of our mission to never forget the fallen.


Patrolman Frederick Henry Liebler | Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio Patrolman Clement Leroy Francis | Dayton City Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Emerson A. Glotfelter | Dayton City Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Lawrence Robert Graham | Dayton City Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Vinton E. Harsh | Dayton City Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Edward Michael Hennessey | Dayton City Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Troy Elmer Sine | Dayton City Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Frank Sam Potestio | Denver Police Department, Colorado Patrolman Peter A. Walsh | Denver Police Department, Colorado Chief of Police George Dworski | Exeter Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Assistant Chief of Police Anthony Maslowski | Exeter Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer George A. Garland | Gloucester Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Roy Charles Liesveld | Moline Police Department, Illinois Private Joseph Roland Brown | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Private George Edward Higgins | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Private Edward Clarence Jackson | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Private Chester Arthur  Kuhns | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Private Joseph B. Malloy | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Private John Patrick McLaughlin | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Sergeant Zoe Andrew Remaly | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Private James A. Walsh | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Police Officer William Sebastian Hendrickson | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Thomas Millard Horlacher | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Charles Aloysius Prendergast | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Vasco Snow | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Conklin Snow | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Patrolman Charles Tilden Crooker | Quincy Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb | San Diego Police Department, California Private Robert Ernest Hunt | Texas Rangers, Texas Private John August Moran | Texas Rangers, Texas Private Ben L. Pennington | Texas Rangers, Texas