Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 58

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Aircraft accident 3
  • Assault 2
  • Automobile crash 5
  • Bomb 1
  • COVID19 2
  • Drowned 1
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Exposure to toxins 1
  • Fire 1
  • Gunfire 30
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 1
  • Motorcycle crash 3
  • Struck by train 1
  • Struck by vehicle 2
  • Vehicle pursuit 2
  • Vehicular assault 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 2
  • Arizona 2
  • California 5
  • Colorado 1
  • Florida 2
  • Georgia 1
  • Hawaii 1
  • Illinois 1
  • Iowa 1
  • Kansas 1
  • Kentucky 2
  • Louisiana 2
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 2
  • Missouri 1
  • Nevada 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 6
  • North Carolina 2
  • Ohio 1
  • Oklahoma 2
  • Pennsylvania 2
  • Railroad Police 1
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 6
  • U.S. Government 4
  • Virginia 2
  • Washington 2

Officer J. W. Shuman

California Highway Patrol, CA

EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 1932

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Officer Wesley L. Silas

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, FL

EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 1994

Cause: Struck by vehicle