Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 69

  • Accidental 1
  • Aircraft accident 4
  • Assault 2
  • Automobile crash 3
  • Drowned 3
  • Duty related illness 1
  • Gunfire 28
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 2
  • Heart attack 6
  • Motorcycle crash 5
  • Stabbed 2
  • Struck by train 1
  • Struck by vehicle 2
  • Vehicle pursuit 4
  • Vehicular assault 5

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 3
  • Arizona 1
  • California 9
  • Colorado 1
  • Connecticut 1
  • Florida 1
  • Georgia 3
  • Illinois 1
  • Indiana 1
  • Iowa 1
  • Kansas 1
  • Kentucky 1
  • Louisiana 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Michigan 2
  • Mississippi 1
  • Missouri 1
  • Nevada 1
  • New Jersey 6
  • New Mexico 1
  • New York 3
  • North Carolina 1
  • Ohio 1
  • Oklahoma 3
  • Pennsylvania 5
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Railroad Police 1
  • South Carolina 2
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 9
  • U.S. Government 1
  • Virginia 2

Captain Ray G. Moore

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, SC

EOW: Thursday, October 23, 1975

Cause: Heart attack

Agent Lori Dean Thomas

Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, OK

EOW: Sunday, October 23, 1994

Cause: Vehicular assault

Pilot Walter Scott Panchison

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

EOW: Friday, October 23, 1998

Cause: Aircraft accident