Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 66

  • 9/11 related cancer 1
  • Accidental 2
  • Assault 1
  • Automobile crash 9
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Fall 1
  • Gunfire 32
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 3
  • Heart attack 6
  • Motorcycle crash 3
  • Poisoned 1
  • Struck by vehicle 3
  • Vehicle pursuit 2
  • Vehicular assault 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 2
  • Arkansas 1
  • California 4
  • Colorado 1
  • Florida 1
  • Georgia 2
  • Illinois 7
  • Indiana 2
  • Kansas 2
  • Kentucky 4
  • Louisiana 1
  • Maryland 3
  • Michigan 1
  • Minnesota 1
  • Mississippi 1
  • Missouri 4
  • Montana 1
  • Nebraska 1
  • New Hampshire 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 2
  • North Carolina 2
  • North Dakota 1
  • Ohio 2
  • Oklahoma 3
  • Pennsylvania 1
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 4
  • U.S. Government 2
  • Utah 1
  • Virgin Islands 1
  • Virginia 2
  • Wisconsin 1

Sheriff Frank S. Metzel

Madison County Sheriff's Office, MT

EOW: Monday, October 27, 1930

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Captain Loma Laine Dyess

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, MS

EOW: Tuesday, October 27, 1942

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Special Agent Dennis Patrick McCarthy

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, US

EOW: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cause: 9/11 related cancer