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Total Line of Duty Deaths: 62

  • 9/11 related illness 1
  • Assault 1
  • Automobile crash 10
  • Gunfire 37
  • Gunfire (Inadvertent) 1
  • Heart attack 7
  • Motorcycle crash 1
  • Stabbed 1
  • Struck by streetcar 1
  • Struck by vehicle 1
  • Vehicle pursuit 1

Total Deaths by State

  • Alabama 8
  • California 2
  • Colorado 2
  • Florida 3
  • Georgia 1
  • Illinois 5
  • Kentucky 3
  • Louisiana 2
  • Maryland 1
  • Massachusetts 1
  • Michigan 2
  • Minnesota 1
  • Missouri 5
  • Nevada 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • New York 1
  • North Carolina 1
  • North Dakota 1
  • Ohio 2
  • Oregon 2
  • Pennsylvania 2
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Tennessee 2
  • Texas 5
  • U.S. Government 1
  • Utah 1
  • Virginia 2
  • Washington 2
  • Wyoming 1

Patrolman Floyd E. Lawson

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Cause: Automobile crash