Monday, January 7, 2019

End of Watch Report December 2018


In the final month of 2018, a total of ten law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the U.S., bringing the annual total to 148 fallen officers.  Of the ten officers who gave their lives in December, half were the result of auto-related incidents: one vehicle pursuit, one auto crash, one ATV crash, one vehicular assault, and one struck by vehicle.  Two officers died in December 2018 after being struck by a train.  The final three line of duty deaths last month were the result of gunfire.

At the end of 2018, line of duty deaths annually were up by 6% over 2017, but it should be noted that 2017 had the second lowest number of line of duty deaths in the last decade.  The 2018 LODD total is the second lowest annual total in the last five years, and the third lowest since 2010. We are hopeful that this downward trend continues.

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 December 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Sergeant Matthew Troy Moreno
Las Animas County Sheriff's Office (CO)






Police Officer Jermaine Brown
Miami-Dade Police Department (FL)







Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram
Charlestown Police Department (IN)







Police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores
DeKalb County Police Department (GA)






Police Officer Jason Quick
Lumberton Police Department (NC)






Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Police Officer Conrad Charles Gary
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht
Louisville Metro Police Department (KY)






Corporal Ronil Singh
Newman Police Department (CA)






Police Officer II Michael Wayne Smith
Henry County Police Deparment (GA)




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)