Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 94

  • Aircraft accident 2
  • Assault 3
  • Automobile crash 10
  • Bicycle accident 1
  • COVID19 6
  • Drowned 1
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Gunfire 48
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 1
  • Heart attack 7
  • Struck by train 4
  • Struck by vehicle 4
  • Vehicle pursuit 4
  • Vehicular assault 2

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 1
  • Arizona 1
  • Arkansas 2
  • California 7
  • Florida 3
  • Georgia 5
  • Idaho 1
  • Illinois 2
  • Indiana 1
  • Kansas 3
  • Louisiana 1
  • Maryland 4
  • Massachusetts 2
  • Michigan 4
  • Missouri 4
  • Montana 1
  • Nebraska 1
  • New Hampshire 1
  • New Jersey 2
  • New Mexico 1
  • New York 5
  • North Carolina 3
  • Ohio 8
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Railroad Police 2
  • South Carolina 5
  • Tennessee 3
  • Texas 10
  • U.S. Government 6
  • Utah 1
  • Virginia 3

Sergeant Isreal S. Ewan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Thursday, December 8, 1887

Cause: Struck by train

Guard George Washington Shiflett

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Tuesday, December 8, 1936

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Ranger H. A. White

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Rangers, TX

EOW: Friday, December 8, 1961

Cause: Struck by train

Senior Patrol Inspector James G. Burns

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Sunday, December 8, 1968

Cause: Heart attack

Special Agent Thomas Patrick Cloherty

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

EOW: Thursday, December 8, 2005

Cause: Heart attack