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Officers Killed on This Day in History
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal Clement McCausland
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Friday, February 23, 1872
Cause of Death: Exposure

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Anthony Kemper
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Wednesday, February 23, 1876
Cause of Death: Assault

Denton County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Jailer Floyd Coberly
Denton County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1897
Cause of Death: Assault

Pennsylvania State Constable - Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Deputy Constable Erwin Mondeau
Pennsylvania State Constable - Bucks County, PA
EOW: Wednesday, February 23, 1898
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman August F. Brusius
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1907
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer Judson P. Davis
Seattle Police Department, WA
EOW: Thursday, February 23, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

Detective William L. Humphries
Wichita Police Department, KS
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman Edward L. Broadfoot
Memphis Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer William F. Hayes
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Carl Drake
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer Fred A. Peitsch
St. Paul Police Department, MN
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer John Schultz
St. Paul Police Department, MN
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman Richard Nash
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, February 23, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman William Tom Wilson
Dayton Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, February 23, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Linder Newsome
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1929
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

New York City Police Department, New York

Probationary Patrolman Edward P. Keenan
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer Robert Bahlke
Milwaukee Police Department, WI
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Yonkers Police Department, New York

Police Officer Patrick F. Whalen
Yonkers Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, February 23, 1934
Cause of Death: Explosion

Lexington Police Department, Kentucky

Officer James Banahan
Lexington Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1935
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

Officer Reynold Wolfe
Omaha Police Department, NE
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective William Myrtle McIntyre
Southern Railway Police Department, RR
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Colonel Francis E. Riggs
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal Charles Logan Vanstory
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1936
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

Investigator Howard Russell Bunting
Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, IL
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1957
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Richard D. Duvall
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1960
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Indiana State Excise Police, Indiana

Officer Norman J. Bretz
Indiana State Excise Police, IN
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1960
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Trooper Victor H. Turpen
Georgia State Patrol, GA
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1965
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, NC
EOW: Wednesday, February 23, 1966
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Lieutenant Joseph D. Ferris
Louisiana State Police, LA
EOW: Friday, February 23, 1968
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman James Edward Graff
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, February 23, 1968
Cause of Death: Heart attack

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective Melvin Wilmoth
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Richard P. Burns
Newark Police Department, NJ
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

Officer George Howard Hall
Metro Nashville Police Department, TN
EOW: Monday, February 23, 1976
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Charles Robert Coates, II
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, February 23, 1983
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff Richard Walter Blancher
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1986
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Seminole Police Department, Tribal Police

Lieutenant John King Healy
Seminole Police Department, TR
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1986
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

West Jordan Police Department, Utah

Officer Thomas M. Rees
West Jordan Police Department, UT
EOW: Sunday, February 23, 1986
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer Jeffrey Norman Ritchey
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, February 23, 1987
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent John Robert McCravey
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Monday, February 23, 1987
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Compton Police Department, California

Officer Kevin Michael Burrell
Compton Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

Sergeant Howard J. Plouff
Winston-Salem Police Department, NC
EOW: Friday, February 23, 2007
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington State Patrol, Washington

Trooper Tony Vian Radulescu
Washington State Patrol, WA
EOW: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Captain Neville Stanley Kealii Colburn
Honolulu Police Department, HI
EOW: Monday, February 23, 2015
Cause of Death: Heart attack

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 44

Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 6
Explosion: 1
Exposure: 1
Gunfire: 22
Gunfire (Accidental): 3
Heart attack: 3
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By State

California: 4
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Hawaii: 1
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Kansas: 1
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 1
Minnesota: 2
Missouri: 2
Nebraska: 1
New Jersey: 1
New York: 2
North Carolina: 3
Ohio: 2
Pennsylvania: 3
Puerto Rico: 1
Railroad Police: 1
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 2
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 3
Utah: 1
Washington: 2
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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