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.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

End of Watch Report June 2020


In June 2020, fifteen officers died in the line of duty in the United States. This brings the year-to-date total to 114 officers, a 44% increase over this time last year.  This increase is largely due to the 51 officers who have died as a result of COVID-19 in the past few months.

In June, five officers died as a result of gunfire, five died as a result of COVID-19, four died in auto-related incidents (two automobile crashes, one motorcycle crash, one vehicular assault), and one officer died as a result of a different duty-related illness.

The Office 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 2020.  Please take a moment to read the memorial and remember those fallen officers.

Lieutenant Stephen Williams
Moody Police Department (AL)

Police Officer Efren Coronel
El Centro Police Department (CA)

Sheriff Andy Deric Clark
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office (MO)

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office (CA)

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

Corrections Officer V Thomas Adedayo Ogugbire
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Deputy Sheriff James Blair
Simpson County Sheriff's Office (MS)

Police Officer Dale Thomas Provins, Jr.
Jefferson Hills Borough Police Department

Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FL)

Police Officer Destin Legieza
Brentwood Police Department (TN)

Police Officer Michael Lee
Navajo Division of Public Safety (Tribal Police)

Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones
Lake County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Correctional Officer Richard Bianchi
California Department Of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CA)

Sergeant Dale Multer
Travis County Constable's Office - Precinct 5 (TX)

Sergeant Craig Johnson
Tulsa Police Department (OK)