Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 80

  • 9/11 related illness 2
  • Aircraft accident 2
  • Assault 1
  • Automobile crash 6
  • COVID19 2
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Exposure to toxins 1
  • Fall 1
  • Gunfire 37
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 2
  • Heart attack 6
  • Motorcycle crash 3
  • Stabbed 4
  • Struck by streetcar 1
  • Struck by train 1
  • Struck by vehicle 4
  • Vehicle pursuit 4
  • Vehicular assault 2

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 3
  • Alaska 1
  • Arizona 1
  • California 5
  • Colorado 1
  • Delaware 1
  • District of Columbia 1
  • Florida 4
  • Georgia 2
  • Illinois 6
  • Indiana 3
  • Iowa 1
  • Kansas 2
  • Kentucky 5
  • Maine 1
  • Massachusetts 2
  • Michigan 2
  • Minnesota 1
  • Missouri 2
  • Nebraska 1
  • New Jersey 4
  • New York 9
  • North Carolina 1
  • Ohio 2
  • Pennsylvania 5
  • Puerto Rico 2
  • South Dakota 1
  • Tennessee 3
  • Texas 5
  • U.S. Government 2
  • Washington 1

Deputy Edmund H. Hardin

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, September 16, 1927

Cause: Aircraft accident

Constable James Combs

Letcher County Constable's Office, KY

EOW: Sunday, September 16, 1951

Cause: Heart attack

Captain Robert Ray Jones

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Friday, September 16, 1983

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Sergeant David C. Churchill

Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection, AK

EOW: Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Cause: Heart attack

Detective Mark S. Gado

New Rochelle Police Department, NY

EOW: Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cause: 9/11 related illness

Officer Carlo Jay Cayabyab

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, US

EOW: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cause: COVID19