Officers Killed on This Day in History

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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 63

  • Assault 5
  • Automobile crash 6
  • Fall 2
  • Gunfire 27
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 2
  • Heart attack 3
  • Motorcycle crash 5
  • Stabbed 1
  • Struck by streetcar 1
  • Struck by vehicle 3
  • Vehicle pursuit 1
  • Vehicular assault 7

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 1
  • California 6
  • District of Columbia 1
  • Florida 4
  • Georgia 3
  • Illinois 4
  • Indiana 2
  • Kansas 2
  • Kentucky 1
  • Louisiana 1
  • Maine 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 1
  • Michigan 1
  • Minnesota 2
  • Mississippi 2
  • Missouri 3
  • New Jersey 2
  • New York 2
  • Ohio 2
  • Oklahoma 1
  • Pennsylvania 2
  • Railroad Police 1
  • South Carolina 1
  • Tennessee 1
  • Texas 5
  • U.S. Government 8
  • Vermont 1
  • Washington 1

Sergeant James Little Eagle

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Monday, December 15, 1890

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer David Hawkman

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Monday, December 15, 1890

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer John Armstrong

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Monday, December 15, 1890

Cause: Gunfire

Private Paul Akicitah

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, US

EOW: Monday, December 15, 1890

Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Edmond Lehane

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Tuesday, December 15, 1914

Cause: Struck by streetcar

Patrol Inspector Franklin P. Wood

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Thursday, December 15, 1927

Cause: Assault

Officer Pearl Martin

Atlanta Police Department, GA

EOW: Friday, December 15, 1961

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Corporal Lemon Harvey

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, FL

EOW: Tuesday, December 15, 1981

Cause: Gunfire

Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cause: Gunfire