Thursday, August 8, 2019

End of Watch Report July 2019

Line of Duty Death report for July 2019 showing 8 LODDs in July and 69 total LODDs YTD, a 36% decrease from this time last year

In July 2019, eight officers died in the line of duty in the United States, bringing the year-to-date total to 69 officers.  This is a 36% decrease from the same time last year.

Of the eight officers who gave their lives in July, three died as a result of gunfire, three died in auto-related incidents (one struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault, and one auto crash), one officer died from a heart attack, and one died as the result of a duty-related illness.

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 2019.  Please take a moment to read the memorials and remember the fallen.


Deputy Sheriff Carlos A. Ramirez
Kendall County Sheriff's Office (TX)


 



Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV
Metro Nashville Police Department (TN)







Deputy Sheriff Omar Diaz
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)








Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Blane Dixon
Hall County Sheriff's Office (GA)







Conservation Officer Shannon Lee "Opie" Barron
Red Lake Nation Conservation Department (Tribal Police)






Sergeant Michael Stephen
Stone County Sheriff's Office (AR)






Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz
Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL)






Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)









Tuesday, July 9, 2019

End of Watch Report June 2019

Line of Duty Death Report for June 2019 showing a total of 14 LODDs, a 34% decrease from this time last year


In June of 2019, 14 officers died in the line of duty in the United States, making this the deadliest month of the year.  Of those 14 line of duty deaths, five were the result of gunfire, three were the result of an automobile crash, two were the result of heart attacks, two officers were struck by a vehicle, and two officers died as a result of 9/11-related illness.  Although June was the deadliest month of 2019, the year-to-date total of 61 line of duty deaths nationally puts us at 34% below this point 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 June 2019 and we ask that you take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen.


Police Officer William James Leahy
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (NY)







Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.
Grand Prairie Police Department (TX)







Police Officer Esmeralda Ponce Ramirez
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)






Sergeant David Jones Fitzpatrick
The Colony Police Department (TX)





Deputy Sheriff Julius Jamal "Jay" Dailey
Monroe County Sheriff's Office (AL)




Police Officer Steven James Brown
Port St. Lucie Police Department (FL)





Trooper William Moden
Colorado State Patrol (CO)





Patrol Officer John David Hetland
Racine Police Department (WI)





Police Officer Tara Christine O'Sullivan
Sacramento Police Department (CA)




Trooper Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.
Nebraska State Patrol (NE)






Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.
Mission Police Department (TX)





Police Officer Michael Vincent Langsdorf
North County Police Cooperative (MO)







Deputy Sheriff Troy P. Chisum
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (IL)






Detective Luis Alvarez
New York City Police Department (NY)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

End of Watch Report May 2019


In May 2019, ten law enforcement officers in the United States died in the line of duty, bringing the yearly total to 47 line of duty deaths across the nation.  This is a 40% decrease as compared to the same time last year.

Of the ten officers who died in May, five of them died as the result of felonious gunfire.  Four died in automobile crashes. One died as the result of a heart attack.

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 May 2019, and we ask that you take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen:

K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon
Mooresville Police Department (NC)







Police Officer Robert McKeithen
Biloxi Police Department (MS)







Police Officer Anthony Neri
Sanibel Police Department (FL)







Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti
Tennessee Highway Patrol (TN)







Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West
Lowndes County Constable Office (MS)






Sergeant Kelvin Ansari
Savannah Police Department (GA)






Police Officer William Buechner
Auburn Police Division (AL)






Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez
Manatí Municipal Police Department (PR)







Lieutenant Joseph Johnson
Seminole Police Department (TR)





Lieutenant Steven Whitstine
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)