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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Henry Deering
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Monday, March 24, 1902
Cause of Death: Struck by streetcar

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, Montana

Sheriff James T. Webb
Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, MT
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1908
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff Jake Giles
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Friday, March 24, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman August E. Dyke
Cleveland Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Howard County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff W. W. Satterwhite
Howard County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Taylor County Constable's Office, Texas

Constable George L. Reeves
Taylor County Constable's Office, TX
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff James A. Sewell
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1925
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Frank J. Comeau
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 1926
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Frank H. Wilke
Louisville Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Denver Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman Clarence W. Alston
Denver Police Department, CO
EOW: Sunday, March 24, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Patrol Inspector Earl A. Roberts
United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Sunday, March 24, 1929
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Washington State Patrol, Washington

Patrolman Conrad C. Tolson
Washington State Patrol, WA
EOW: Sunday, March 24, 1929
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman William Orma Sorrell
Cincinnati Police Department, OH
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rock Creek Constable's Office, North Carolina

Constable Calvin Nathaniel Wyatt
Rock Creek Constable's Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Patrol Inspector Frank Vidmar, Jr.
United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1932
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Edward W. Von Holten
Tulsa Police Department, OK
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

Police Officer William J. Courtney
Fort Worth Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1938
Cause of Death: Assault

Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer M. E. Palmer
Houston Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Rodrigo Rodriguez-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police Winchell W. Hills
South Chicago Heights Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Athens Police Department, Alabama

Officer Bedford F. Brackeen
Athens Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, March 24, 1941
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Olney Benton Crawford
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Sunday, March 24, 1946
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Grover Dewey Kennedy
McCreary County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Trooper Francis C. Zinna
Louisiana State Police, LA
EOW: Monday, March 24, 1958
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective Ralph C. Dunn
Chicago Police Department, IL
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1966
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Oregon Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Michael R. Damasco
Oregon Police Department, OH
EOW: Thursday, March 24, 1966
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Creve Coeur Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman Larry David Howard
Creve Coeur Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, March 24, 1968
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer Henry M. Mickey
Baltimore City Police Department, MD
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Officer George D. Jones, Jr.
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Allegheny County Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Thomas A. Daley
Allegheny County Police Department, PA
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 1976
Cause of Death: Animal related

Conway Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman Robert W. Martin
Conway Police Department, AR
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Spencer Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman Richard Harold McEvoy
Spencer Police Department, MA
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 1982
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

Correctional Officer Josephine Birdene McCallum
Michigan Department of Corrections, MI
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1987
Cause of Death: Assault

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Anita Karen Pospisil
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1992
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

North Vernon Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Anthony B. "Bud" Burton
North Vernon Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

North Vernon Police Department, Indiana

Reserve Officer Lonnie Edward Howard
North Vernon Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 1993
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer Ivan Fontanez-Bruno
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Sunday, March 24, 1996
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer II Russell Lee Peterson, Jr.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Cause of Death: Weather/Natural disaster

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Sergeant Nolan Williamson, Sr.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department, LA
EOW: Friday, March 24, 2000
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Oscar Domingo Perez
San Antonio Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, March 24, 2000
Cause of Death: Gunfire

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Petty Officer Scott Chism
United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 2001
Cause of Death: Exposure

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Seaman Christopher Everett Ferreby
United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 2001
Cause of Death: Exposure

Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer John Raymond Hege
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

Officer Timothy Joseph Zurovetz
Forest Hill Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer David Aaron Haynes
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Police Officer Mark Hayden Larson
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government

Master-at-Arms Mark Aaron Mayo
United States Navy Security Forces, US
EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Jose Police Department, California

Police Officer Michael Jeremiah Johnson
San Jose Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin

Trooper Trevor John Casper
Wisconsin State Patrol, WI
EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 50

Animal related: 1
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 6
Exposure: 2
Gunfire: 27
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by streetcar: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 5
Weather/Natural disaster: 1

 

By State

Alabama: 1
Arkansas: 1
California: 2
Colorado: 1
District of Columbia: 1
Florida: 2
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 2
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 2
Michigan: 1
Missouri: 2
Montana: 1
Nevada: 1
North Carolina: 1
Ohio: 4
Oklahoma: 2
Pennsylvania: 1
Puerto Rico: 2
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 8
U.S. Government: 5
Washington: 1
Wisconsin: 1
 
 
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