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Officers Killed on This Day in History
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Maine

Deputy Sheriff Ebenezer Parker
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, ME
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1808
Cause of Death: Assault

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

Patrolman William Heaviside
New York Municipal Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1883
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

Constable A. Mose Townsend
Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, TX
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1894
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman Frederick H. Lincoln
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 1898
Cause of Death: Bicycle accident

Algonac Police Department, Michigan

Constable Elisha B. Moore
Algonac Police Department, MI
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1905
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Carbondale Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant William F. McAndrew
Carbondale Police Department, PA
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Constable Maurice Dudley Beane
Passadumkeag Constable's Office, ME
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Lafayette M. Boulware
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman Thompson Black
Philadelphia Police Department, PA
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective Sergeant James M. King
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, January 18, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper Lory Lee Price
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Franklin R. Patterson
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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

Federal Prohibition Agent Robert Knox Moncure
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, US
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1930
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer William F. Konkel
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1932
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman Arthur W. Fischer
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1932
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Midland County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Earl C. Martindale
Midland County Sheriff's Office, MI
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman James J. Killion
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman Isidoro Soto-Vale
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1935
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Detective Sergeant Edward F. Bayer
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1936
Cause of Death: Assault

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman Walsteen E. Long
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 1938
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Patrolman John M. McCullough
Columbus Division of Police, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 18, 1942
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Anoka Police Department, Minnesota

Patrol Officer Verl C. Whinery
Anoka Police Department, MN
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1947
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Clarke County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Constable Henry Prince
Clarke County Sheriff's Department, MS
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Palm Springs Police Department, California

Police Officer Gale Gene Eldridge
Palm Springs Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Vincennes Police Department, Indiana

Sergeant Orrel L. Manuel, Jr.
Vincennes Police Department, IN
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Gary L. Grow
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1962
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Jasper County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Sheriff Clarence Wilson Floyd
Jasper County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Blowing Rock Police Department, North Carolina

Chief of Police William Dean Greene, Sr.
Blowing Rock Police Department, NC
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Earl C. Koger
Scott County Sheriff's Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

Corrections Employee James C. Vanneter
Virginia Department of Corrections, VA
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1965
Cause of Death: Stabbed

New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Harold A. Jacob
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1967
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Reno Police Department, Nevada

Auxiliary Officer Michael J. Mills
Reno Police Department, NV
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1969
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Jimmy O. Harris
Augusta Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, January 18, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Warren LaRue
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Rex Atwood Stone
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Oswego Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman William A. Burgholzer, Jr.
Oswego Police Department, IL
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 1972
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas

Agent Delbert H. Pearson
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, TX
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1973
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

Correctional Officer Luell W. Barrow
Alabama Department of Corrections, AL
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1974
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Tenino Police Department, Washington

Patrolman John H. Dowies
Tenino Police Department, WA
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

Park Police Officer Harry Wilcox
Chattanooga Police Department, TN
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Garrett County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Deputy Sheriff David G. Livengood
Garrett County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Robert E. Manzione
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer Ramon Irizarry, Jr.
Oakland Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 1983
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Stockton Police Department, California

Police Officer Arthur E. Ford
Stockton Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, January 18, 1988
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Fort Pierce Police Department, Florida

Sergeant Danny Thomas Parrish
Fort Pierce Police Department, FL
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1991
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent Kevin Paul Hogan
Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, RR
EOW: Friday, January 18, 1991
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Tampa Police Department, Florida

Officer Norris B. Epps
Tampa Police Department, FL
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 1995
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff Henry Lloyd Brooks
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1997
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Lemhi County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

Deputy Sheriff William Dean Inman
Lemhi County Sheriff's Department, ID
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1997
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Shannon Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police Bobby Spencer
Shannon Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, January 18, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Eric Scott Salter
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, GA
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper Kelly Leland Poynter
Missouri State Highway Patrol, MO
EOW: Friday, January 18, 2002
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer James Mitchell Prince
Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, NC
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Castleberry Independent School District Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer Lloyd Auther Rogers
Castleberry Independent School District Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Cause of Death: Heart attack

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Detention Officer Cesar Arreola
El Paso County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, January 18, 2009
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Randall L. Benoit
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Francis Agustin Crespo-Mandry
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Cause of Death: Gunfire

This Day in History

 

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 57

Aircraft accident: 3
Assault: 2
Automobile accident: 3
Bicycle accident: 1
Duty related illness: 2
Gunfire: 29
Heart attack: 5
Motorcycle accident: 2
Stabbed: 4
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By State

Alabama: 2
Arizona: 2
California: 5
Florida: 2
Georgia: 2
Idaho: 1
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Louisiana: 1
Maine: 2
Maryland: 1
Michigan: 4
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 2
Missouri: 2
Nevada: 1
New York: 5
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Pennsylvania: 2
Puerto Rico: 2
Railroad Police: 1
South Carolina: 1
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 5
U.S. Government: 2
Virginia: 1
Washington: 1
 
 
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