Tuesday, December 4, 2018

End of Watch Report November 2018


In November 2018, twelve law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  Of those twelve deaths, eight were auto-related: four automobile crashes, two motorcycle crashes, one vehicular pursuit, and one officer was struck by a vehicle.  Three officers died in November as a result of felonious gunfire. The remaining line of duty death last month was the result of a 9/11-related illness.

As of the end of November, 136 officers have died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018.  This is a 5% increase over the same time in 2017.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in November 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Corporal Travis Wells
Dallas Police Department (TX)








Sergeant Ronald Lee Helus
Ventura County Sheriff's Office (CA)








Police Officer Jared William Franks
Greensboro Police Department (NC)







Police Officer Toshio Hirai
Gardena Police Department (CA)







Police Officer Jason Michael Seals
Slidell Police Department (LA)







Police Officer Samuel Jimenez
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Police Officer Leann Simpson
Philadelphia Police Department (MS)








Police Officer David Romrell
South Salt Lake City Police Department (UT)








Police Officer Hunter Edwards
Winchester Police Department (VA)






Deputy Sheriff Antonio Hinostroza
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department (CA)






Trooper Robert E. Nagle
New Jersey State Police (NJ)






Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase S. White
U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service (U.S. Govt)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

End of Watch Report October 2018


In October 2018, ten law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  At the end of October, the total number of line of duty deaths in the U.S. came to 123, which is a 2% increase over the same time last year.  Automobile related deaths are down this year, but unfortunately gun-related line of duty deaths have increased.

Of the ten officers who died in October 2018, four died as the result of felonious gunfire, two died from 9/11-related illnesses, one from a duty-related illness, one was struck by a vehicle, one died as the result of an automobile crash, and one officer drowned.  Two of the officers who died last month were female and the other eight were male. 

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in October 2018.  Full incident details for each of these fallen officers are available on the ODMP site.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway
Florence Police Department (SC)









Sergeant Dennis W. Reichardt
Suffolk County Police Department (NY)








Federal Agent Kristopher David Youngberg
U.S. Dept of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Secure Transportation (U.S. Gov't)



Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bradley Jimmerson
Nagadoches County Sheriff's Office (TX)








Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA)








Trooper Kevin Keith Conner
North Carolina Highway Patrol (NC)








Police Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney
Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)








Investigator Farrah Turner
Florence County Sheriff's Department (SC)








Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent
Brigham City Police Department (UT)








Special Agent Dennis P. McCarthy
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (U.S. Govt)





Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez
Waller County Sheriff's Office (TX)










Friday, October 5, 2018

End of Watch Report September 2018


In September 2018, thirteen law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the country.  Five of those officers died as the result of felonious gunfire.  Four died from a heart attack; two died in auto-related incidents (one car crash and one vehicle pursuit); one officer drowned and one officer died as the result of an assault.

At the end of September, the total number of line of duty deaths is 112, which is a 2% increase over this time in 2017.  The leading cause of line of duty deaths this year is gunfire, which make up 38% of the total this year, followed closely by auto-related deaths at 31%.  More information about each of these line of duty deaths as well as overall LODD statistics for 2018 are available on the ODMP site.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in September 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen.

Assistant Chief of Police Kirt Roy Ricks III
Montgomery Police Department (LA)







Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts
Greene County Sheriff's Office (MO)







Police Officer David Alexander Tinsley
Fort Wayne Police Department (IN)







Police Officer Oscar Adrian Reyes
Costa Mesa Police Department (CA)


 



Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, Jr.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CA)





Corporal Garret Willis Hull
Fort Worth Police Department (TX)








Chief of Police Frank A. McClelland, Jr.
Ludowici Police Department (GA)






Deputy Sheriff Robert Kenneth Kunze III
Sedgewick County Sheriff's Office (KS)





Deputy Sheriff Mark V. Stasyuk
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (CA)





Corrections Officer Joseph Parise
Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN)





Deputy Sheriff Mark A. Cox
Real County Sheriff's Office (TX)





Patrolman James White
Brookhaven Police Department (MS)





Corporal Zach Moak
Brookhaven Police Department (MS)