Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 75

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Aircraft accident 2
  • Assault 1
  • Automobile crash 10
  • Fall 1
  • Gunfire 37
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 3
  • Heart attack 7
  • Motorcycle crash 3
  • Stabbed 2
  • Struck by streetcar 1
  • Struck by train 2
  • Struck by vehicle 3
  • Vehicle pursuit 1
  • Vehicular assault 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 1
  • Arizona 1
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 6
  • Connecticut 1
  • Florida 3
  • Georgia 2
  • Illinois 3
  • Indiana 1
  • Kansas 1
  • Kentucky 1
  • Louisiana 4
  • Maine 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 2
  • Michigan 1
  • Minnesota 2
  • Mississippi 2
  • Missouri 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 5
  • North Carolina 2
  • Ohio 4
  • Oklahoma 2
  • Pennsylvania 4
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Rhode Island 1
  • South Carolina 4
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 3
  • U.S. Government 7
  • Utah 1
  • Virginia 1
  • Washington 1
  • Wisconsin 1

Posse Member Medley Hair

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Saturday, January 28, 1888

Cause: Gunfire

Posse Member Jack Candy

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Saturday, January 28, 1888

Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff A. D. Welfelt

Cowley County Sheriff's Office, KS

EOW: Monday, January 28, 1907

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Warden Thomas Peter Sale

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, NC

EOW: Friday, January 28, 1916

Cause: Heart attack

Officer John B. Hurd

San Francisco Police Department, CA

EOW: Monday, January 28, 1918

Cause: Struck by streetcar

Private James Francis Grove

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, US

EOW: Saturday, January 28, 1933

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Investigator Walter C. Guinn

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, US

EOW: Tuesday, January 28, 1941

Cause: Automobile crash

Security Officer Frank Eugene Chaffin

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - Detention and Deportation, US

EOW: Wednesday, January 28, 1948

Cause: Aircraft accident

Special Agent Douglas John Morris

United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service - Office of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Sunday, January 28, 1990

Cause: Struck by train

Detective Joseph Roman

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Monday, January 28, 2019

Cause: 9/11 related illness