Tuesday, September 8, 2020

End of Watch Report August 2020


Across the United States, a total of 22 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in August 2020. Of those line of duty deaths, sixteen were the result of COVID-19, two were the result of gunfire, two were auto-related (one vehicular assault and one auto crash), one was the result of a heart attack, and one was the result of drowning.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2020 stands at 180 at the end of August, and 100 of those deaths were from COVID-19. 

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in August 2020 and ask that our supporters take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

 

Corrections Officer Daniel G. Oaks
Yakima County Department of Corrections (WA)


Sergeant Steven Splan
Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department (MI)

Lieutenant Chris Cunningham
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (FL)

Border Patrol Agent Marco A. Gonbzales
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Patrol - U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Govt)

Sergeant Gilbert Polanco
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CA)

Police Officer Sheena Dae Yarborough-Powell
Beaumont Police Department (TX)

Corrections Officer IV Lebouath Boua
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Bradley Crazywolf Dutton
Harris County Sheriff's Office (GA)

Corrections Officer V Elizabeth Jones
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)

Lieutenant Aldemar Rengifo
Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh II
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Corrections Officer V Herbert Garcia
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)

Corporal Michael Ambrosino
Horry County Police Department (SC)

Sergeant Virgil Thomas
Richmond Police Department (CA)

Ranger Brendan Unitt
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources (CO)

Officer Lucas Saucedo
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection
Office of Field Operations (U.S. Govt)

Deputy Sheriff Richard Treadwell
Dane County Sheriff's Office (WI)

Sergeant Raul Salazar, Jr
Nueces County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Sergeant Ricardo Perez-Ortiz
Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)

Police Officer Jorge Cabrera
Mission Police Department (TX)

Police Officer Bryan Brown
Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department (Tribal Police)

Police Officer Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (MO)

*The officer below died in the line of duty in August 2020 but his death was not verified until after the creation of the infograph at the top of this post.

Corrections Officer V James Weston, Jr.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

End of Watch Report July 2020

 

Across the country, a total of 30 officers died in the line of duty in July 2020.  Of those thirty deaths, five were the result of gunfire and four were auto-related (one motorcycle crash, one vehicular assault, and two struck by vehicle).  Of the twenty one remaining deaths, two officers drowned and nineteen officers died as a result of COVID-19.

At the end of July, the year-to-date total of line of duty deaths is at 151, a 68% increase over the same time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in July 2020.  We encourage our supporters to read their memorials and share this information to raise awareness of line of duty deaths in the United States.

Peoria Police Department (AZ) 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division (TX) 

Edwards Police Department (MS) 

Hughes County Sheriff's Office (SD)


Toledo Police Department (OH) 
 
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)  

Pike County Sheriff's Office (MS) 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection (U.S. Gov't) 
 
Corpus Christi International Airport Department of Public Safety (TX) 

McAllen Police Department (TX) 

McAllen Police Department (TX) 

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Govt) 

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations (U.S. Govt) 

Bothell Police Department (WA) 
 
Patton State Hospital Police (CA) 

Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office (TX) 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX) 

Louisiana Department of Corrections (LA) 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office (GA) 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX) 

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office (MS)
 
Alameda County Sheriff's Office (CA)
 
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Govt)

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5 (TX) 

Lauderhill Police Department (FL)

Monroe County Sheriff's Office (MS)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)
 
U.S. Dept of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (U.S. Govt)
 
Michigan State Police (MI)

Lake County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Pearl River Police Department (LA)

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (NV)

The last three officers' line of duty deaths listed above were confirmed after the creation of the July 2020 infograph at the top of this post and as such, are not yet included in the statistics for July 2020.