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 William F. Ahern | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Edward M. Day | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Joseph Francis Eberlein | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Frederick Joseph Gibney | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Lawrence Joseph Nagle | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Patrolman Peter Francis Neary | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Reserve Police Officer Michael Joseph Bannon | Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts Lieutenant James Andrew Cox | Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts Reserve Police Officer John William Donnelly | Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts Police Officer Frederick K. Broome | Camden Police Department, New Jersey Police Officer Harry Adams Corson | Camden Police Department, New Jersey Patrolman Frederick Henry Liebler | Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio Patrolman Clement Leroy Francis | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Emerson A. Glotfelter | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Lawrence Robert Graham | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Vinton E. Harsh | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Edward Michael Hennessey | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Patrolman Troy Elmer Sine | Dayton 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 Patrolman Jeremiah Joseph McDonald | Fall River Police Department, Massachusetts Police Officer George A. Garland | Gloucester Police Department, Massachusetts Sergeant Ernest H. Thornhill | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Sergeant Felix Allen | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Patrolman Roy Charles Liesveld | Moline Police Department, Illinois Patrolman Cornelius Cuttrell | New York City Police Department, New York Patrolman Lawrence Hennessey | New York City Police Department, New York 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 Detective Sergeant James Gallagher | San Francisco Police Department, California Police Officer Arthur L. Mandeville | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri Police Officer Joseph P. Simunek | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri Police Officer Otto Ude | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri Private Robert Ernest Hunt | Texas Rangers, Texas Private John August Moran | Texas Rangers, Texas Private Ben L. Pennington | Texas Rangers, Texas Patrolman James A. Langan | Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer William Freeman Craig | Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Exeter Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Fall River Police Department, Massachusetts

Gloucester Police Department, Massachusetts

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Moline Police Department, Illinois

New York City Police Department, New York

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Quincy Police Department, Massachusetts

San Diego Police Department, California

San Francisco Police Department, California

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Texas Rangers, Texas

Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Pennsylvania

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina