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Officers Killed on This Day in History
New York City Watch, New York

Watchman James P. Van Duzen
New York City Watch, NY
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1839
Cause of Death: Fall

Hampshire County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff William Armstrong
Hampshire County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1847
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Watchman Peter Davison
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1849
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Erath County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff James Mastin
Erath County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1877
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Comanche County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Joe N. Martin
Comanche County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scott County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Constable Sadosa Connellee
Scott County Constable's Office, KY
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1888
Cause of Death: Gunfire

La Salle County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Posse Member James Cope
La Salle County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1891
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia City Police Department, Nevada

Watchman Alex R. Coryell
Virginia City Police Department, NV
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1891
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Sprague Police Department, Washington

Deputy Marshal Louis A. Conlee
Sprague Police Department, WA
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1895
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York

Deputy Sheriff Henry Wendelstorf
Queens County Sheriff's Department, NY
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1897
Cause of Death: Assault

Galena Police Department, Kansas

City Marshal Milford Parker
Galena Police Department, KS
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1900
Cause of Death: Electrocuted

Olive Hill Police Department, Kentucky

Deputy Marshal Gus Hall
Olive Hill Police Department, KY
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1903
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Latimer County Constable's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Constable Albert Turner
Latimer County Constable's Office, OK
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1909
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman James H. Carroll
Lynn Police Department, MA
EOW: Saturday, June 25, 1910
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Anniston Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer John L. Cunningham
Anniston Police Department, AL
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Navarro County Constable's Office, Texas

Deputy Constable Elbert Norton Hanks
Navarro County Constable's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1912
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

Patrolman Thomas F. Griffiths
Salt Lake City Police Department, UT
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman Joseph T. Robbins
New Haven Police Department, CT
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1916
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Lieutenant Arthur W. Stanley
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Francisco Police Department, California

Officer William F. Sheehan
San Francisco Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, Virginia

Inspector J. C. Shelhorse
Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, VA
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kingsport Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman J. M. Carmack
Kingsport Police Department, TN
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Hamilton Police Department, Ohio

Desk Sergeant Charles J. Stegemann
Hamilton Police Department, OH
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cambria County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania

Constable Harvey Wissinger
Cambria County District Attorney's Office, PA
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

Federal Prohibition Agent Charles O. Sterner
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, US
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Devils Lake Police Department, North Dakota

Policeman Charles Robert Sneesby
Devils Lake Police Department, ND
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boynton Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal Charles Isaac Epperson
Boynton Police Department, OK
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, Ohio

Prohibition Officer Wilbur F. Jacobs
Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, OH
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Sergeant George Barstad
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer William M. McCormack
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Orrie N. Murray
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Senior Patrol Inspector Robert William Kelsay
United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Sheriff William Fred Sweet
Washington County Sheriff's Department, IA
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington Police Department, Iowa

City Marshal Aaron Bailey
Washington Police Department, IA
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Blaine County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Undersheriff Guy Jarvis
Blaine County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Nolan Eugene Tipton
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, June 25, 1932
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Detective Harry McCue
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1935
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Detective Harold Beingesser
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1935
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Lawrence Robbins
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer William Paul Ketron
Nicholasville Police Department, KY
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Melvin Hooper Fleming
Davidson County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1942
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

Detective Charles Dow Mundy
Nashville City Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1942
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Morris Friedman
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rector Police Department, Arkansas

City Marshal Tom Greene
Rector Police Department, AR
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Wayne E. Jones
Terre Haute Police Department, IN
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1951
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Waynesville Police Department, Missouri

Night Marshal Alexander Dotson Sutton
Waynesville Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1952
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Racine County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Henry Denman
Racine County Sheriff's Department, WI
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1953
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Passaic Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Salvatore Patti
Passaic Police Department, NJ
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1958
Cause of Death: Assault

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Deputy Sheriff Mackay C. Jewkes
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, UT
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1959
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

Lieutenant John William Hood
Cobb County Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, June 25, 1960
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

Detective Hugo Max Becker, Jr.
Hialeah Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, June 25, 1966
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

Wildlife Officer Jimmy Thompson
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, FL
EOW: Tuesday, June 25, 1968
Cause of Death: Electrocuted

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Harry Charlton, III
Richmond Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Redwood County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Paul Felcyn
Redwood County Sheriff's Department, MN
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Muskegon Heights Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Johnny Orville Harris
Muskegon Heights Police Department, MI
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Reno Police Department, Nevada

Patrolman James Duane Hoff
Reno Police Department, NV
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Stabbed

San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales
San Diego Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1979
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Spring Township Constable's Office, Arkansas

Constable Tommy M. Harper
Spring Township Constable's Office, AR
EOW: Friday, June 25, 1982
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Horry County Police Department, South Carolina

Lieutenant John Ronald Floyd
Horry County Police Department, SC
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1986
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Sweetwater Police Department, Florida

Patrolman James Mathis Beasley
Sweetwater Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 1986
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Vermont Department of Liquor Control, Vermont

Investigator Eugene Natale Gaiotti
Vermont Department of Liquor Control, VT
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1989
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent John Lawrence Bailey
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Monday, June 25, 1990
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

Corrections Officer Thomas Davis, Jr.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, OH
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1992
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Beloit Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman Daniel David Trail
Beloit Police Department, KS
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 1995
Cause of Death: Drowned

Berwick Police Department, Louisiana

Assistant Chief Bobby L. Froreich
Berwick Police Department, LA
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1998
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

Corrections Officer I Joseph Anthony Ribeiro, Sr.
Massachusetts Department of Correction, MA
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 1998
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Wayne A. Leon
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, June 25, 2000
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection, Alaska

Trooper James A. Moen
Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection, AK
EOW: Monday, June 25, 2001
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Detective I Abiel "Abe" Barron
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Utah Department of Corrections, Utah

Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson
Utah Department of Corrections, UT
EOW: Monday, June 25, 2007
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald
Florida Department of Corrections, FL
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff Carol Jean Scruggs
Marshall County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Friday, June 25, 2010
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

San Angelo Police Department, Texas

Sergeant Korby Lee Kennedy
San Angelo Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 74

Aircraft accident: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile crash: 10
Drowned: 1
Electrocuted: 2
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 41
Heart attack: 2
Motorcycle crash: 3
Stabbed: 4
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 2

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Alaska: 1
Arkansas: 2
California: 3
Connecticut: 1
Florida: 4
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 1
Indiana: 1
Iowa: 2
Kansas: 2
Kentucky: 3
Louisiana: 1
Massachusetts: 2
Michigan: 2
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 1
Missouri: 3
Nevada: 2
New Jersey: 1
New York: 2
North Dakota: 1
Ohio: 8
Oklahoma: 3
Pennsylvania: 3
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 3
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 3
Utah: 3
Vermont: 1
Virginia: 3
Washington: 1
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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