Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Officer Down Memorial Page: August 2016 End of Watch Report



In August 2016, ten law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty.  Of those ten line of duty deaths, half were the result of felonious gunfire.  Four line of duty deaths were motor vehicle accidents: three in automobiles and one motorcycle accident.  The final line of duty death in August 2016 was the result of an officer being struck by a vehicle.

The ten deaths in August bring the yearly total for 2016 up to 79.  Although overall line of duty deaths are down by 7% over last year and auto-related deaths are down by 6%, gunfire deaths, numbering 37 at this point, are up 61% over the same time in 2015.

The Officer Down Memorial Page offers our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in August 2016.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Sergeant Shawn Miller
West Des Moines Police Department, IA








Police Officer Justin Scherlen
Amarillo Police Department, TX








Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, TN







Corporal Bill Cooper
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, AR








Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez
US Dept of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol





Police Officer Jose Chavez
Hatch Police Department, NM








Police Officer Timothy Kevin Smith
Eastman Police Department, GA







Police Officer Shannon Brown
Fenton Police Department, LA







Police Officer Kenny Moats
Maryville Police Department, TN








Senior Police Officer Leander Frank
Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Reserve











Thursday, August 4, 2016

July 2016 Line of Duty Deaths Infographic



ODMP has created this visual representation of nationwide line of duty deaths in July 2016 in order to better illustrate the frequency, widespread impact, and diverse causes of line of duty deaths around the country.

July 2016 saw a total of 19 law enforcement line of duty deaths, with 12 of those resulting from felonious gunfire.  Three incidents involved multiple LODDs, including 5 officers shot and killed in Dallas, 3 in Baton Rouge, and 2 in a courthouse in Michigan.

Please share this infographic widely to help raise awareness of line of duty deaths in the United States.

Read our July 2016 End of Watch Report to see the memorials for each of the officers who gave their lives last month.  

Remember the Fallen.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report July 2016

http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2016


The month of July 2016 was one of the deadliest months for law enforcement in the last five years, with nineteen total line of duty deaths.  The last single month with more LODDs was March 2011, which saw the End of Watch for 26 law enforcement officers.  It is worth noting, too, that 2011 was the deadliest year for law enforcement in the last decade, with a total of 180 line of duty deaths.

Of the nineteen line of duty deaths in July 2016, twelve of those were the result of felonious gunfire.  Four of the remaining seven line of duty deaths in July 2016 were auto-related: two were the result of vehicular assault, one was a vehicle pursuit, and one an auto accident.  July also saw two line of duty deaths due to assault and one due to drowning.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost loved ones in July 2016 and holds them in our thoughts.

Please take a moment to read the memorials of those who gave their lives in the line of duty and Remember the Fallen.

Sergeant David Kyle Elahi
Sterlington Police Department, LA





Deputy Sheriff Paul Clark
St. Francois County Sheriff's Office, MO





Police Officer Calvin "Mark" McCullers
Southern Methodist University Police Department, TX





Senior Corporal Lorne Bradley Ahrens
Dallas Police Department, TX





Police Officer Michael Leslie Krol
Dallas Police Department, TX





Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith
Dallas Police Department, TX





Police Officer Patricio E. Zamarripa
Dallas Police Department, TX






Police Officer Brent Alan Thompson
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police, TX





Public Safety Officer Michael Joshua Ventura
Town of Salem Department of Public Safety, WI





Security Supervisor Joseph Zangaro
Berrien County Sheriff's Department, MI





Court Officer Ronald Keinzle
Berrien County Sheriff's Department, MI





Police Officer Marco Antonio Zarate
Bellaire Police Department, TX





Corrections Officer Mari Johnson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX





Corporal Montrell Lyle Jackson
Baton Rouge Police Department, LA





Police Officer Matthew Lane Gerald
Baton Rouge Police Department, LA





Deputy Sheriff Bradford Allen Garafola
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, LA





Correctional Officer Kristopher D. Moules
Luzerne County Correctional Facility, PA





Captain Robert David Melton
Kansas City Police Department, KS


Police Officer Jonathan M. DeGuzman
San Diego Police Department, CA