Thursday, September 13, 2018

ODMP Vice President W. Scott Humphrey Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    MEDIA CONTACT
September 13, 2018                                              Jessica Rushing

               
ODMP Vice President W. Scott Humphrey Receives Award for
Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement

Fairfax, VA--  The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is proud to announce that ODMP Vice President W. Scott Humphrey received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) on September 11th at the VACP Annual Conference held this year in Roanoke, Virginia.



This award “recognizes an individual's conspicuous act or achievement in the performance of some duty that results in an exceptional and responsible contribution to law enforcement.” The act or achievement must clearly distinguish the individual from others in the same or like circumstances.



Lieutenant Humphrey’s lifelong commitment to serving the law enforcement community sets him apart.  A twenty-five year veteran of the Virginia Beach Police Department, Scott established the first Virginia Chapter of the Police Unity Tour in 2000 and created the first chapter of  Law Enforcement United in 2009.  Together, these two organizations have raised millions of dollars to support the National Law Enforcement Memorial, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Concerns of Police Survivors, and the Spirit of Blue Foundation, all of which provide support to law enforcement officers, their families, and the larger law enforcement community.



Lieutenant Humphrey has served on the board of directors for ODMP since 2010.  Chris Cosgriff, Executive Director of ODMP, says “Scott is an essential member of our board and has helped ODMP better execute our primary mission of honoring fallen law enforcement officers for nearly a decade. His commitment to serving the law enforcement community is unmatched and I can think of no one more deserving of this honor.”



More information about Humphrey’s contributions to law enforcement and the award ceremony can be found here.





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About the Officer Down Memorial Page

Founded in 1996, the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to honoring the memory of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP pays tribute to over 23,000 fallen law enforcement officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies and officers, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the U.S. back to 1791, enabling the law enforcement community to analyze trends and patterns in order to work toward the goal of improving officer safety. Learn more at www.odmp.org


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

End of Watch Report August 2018


August 2018 saw the fewest line of duty deaths of the year with five officers giving their lives in the line of duty.  The annual total for 2018 is now 98, which represents a 3.2% increase over this time last year.

In August one officer died as the result of felonious gunfire. Three officers died in auto-related incidents: one as the result of an auto crash, one from a vehicular assault, and one was struck by a vehicle.  The final line of duty death in August 2018 was the result of a 9/11-related illness. Through the first eight months of 2018, ten officers have already died from 9/11-related illnesses, more than in all of 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 August 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr.
Comanche County District Attorney's Office (OK)







Officer Kirk A. Griess
California Highway Patrol (CA)




 


Police Officer Fadi Mukhlis Shukur
Detroit Police Department (MI)







Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello
New Rochelle Police Department (NY)







Deputy Sheriff Benjamin LeMont Zirbel
Clay County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Monday, August 6, 2018

End of Watch Report July 2018


In July 2018, fourteen law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the U.S. bringing the year-to-date total to 91.  This represents a 12% increase over the same time in 2017.

Of the fourteen line of duty deaths in July, six were the result of felonious gunfire.  Three were the result of a heart attack and two deaths resulted from duty-related illness.  Two were auto-related (one vehicle pursuit and one vehicular assault). One was the result of an assault.

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

Trooper Nicholas F. Clark
New York State Police (NY)



 



Police Officer Vu X. Nguyen
Cleveland Division of Police (OH)








Deputy Jailer Randy ZoeRay Haddix
Cheyanne County Sheriff's Office (NE)




 


Sergeant Michael C. Chesna
Weymouth Police Department (MA)




 



Special Agent Noel Edward Remagen
United States Secret Service (DHS, US Gov't)







Police Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa
Hawaii County Police Department (HI)








Agent Cadet Immanuel James Washington
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LA)







Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm
Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN)








Corrections Officer Kyle Lawrence Eng
Las Vegas Department of Public Safety - Division of Corrections (NV)







Senior Corporal Earl James "Jamie" Givens, III
Dallas Police Department (TX)









Police Officer Diego Moreno
Kent Police Department (WA)







Trooper Tyler Edenhofer
Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZ)








Police Officer Michael J. Michalski
Milwaukee Police Department (WI)








Police Officer Adam Edward Jobbers-Miller
Fort Myers Police Department (FL)