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)










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)