Thursday, September 7, 2017

End of Watch Report August 2017



August 2017 tied January as the deadliest month of 2017 with 14 line of duty deaths.  Two incidents in August resulted in multiple officer fatalities: one in Virginia and one in Florida.  Of the 14 officers who gave their lives last month, four died as a result of gunfire, four died in auto-related incidents (three automobile crashes and one vehicle pursuit), two died as the result of heart attacks, two died in an aircraft crash, one died as the result of an animal bite, and one drowned.  Line of duty deaths took place in seven different states and in Puerto Rico.

At the end of August, line of duty deaths stood at 86 for the year, slightly below this point in 2016.

The Officer Down Memorial Page offers our condolences to the family, friends, and agencies that lost a loved one to a line of duty death in August 2017.  Please take a moment to read the memorials and Remember the Fallen:


Deputy Sheriff Jason Fann
Yoakum County Sheriff's Department (TX)








Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr.
Clinton Police Department (MO)








Detective Elise Ybarra
Abilene Police Department (TX)








Corporal Monty D. Platt
West Texas A&M University Police Dept (TX)








Lieutenant Pilot Henry John "Jay" Cullen III
Virginia State Police (VA)








Trooper Pilot Berke M. M. Bates
Virginia State Police (VA)








Deputy Sheriff James E. Clark
Quitman County Sheriff's Office (MS)








Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro
Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)








Police Officer Matthew Scott Baxter
Kissimmee Police Department (FL)








Sergeant Richard "Sam" Howard
Kissimmee Police Department (FL)








Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt
Lake County Sheriff's Office (CA)








Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden
Drew County Sheriff's Office (AR)








Sergeant Steve Perez
Houston Police Department (TX)








Deputy Sheriff Robert French
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (CA)









Friday, August 4, 2017

The Officer Down Memorial Page End of Watch Report: July 2017


In July 2017, six law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  This was only the second month in 2017 with single digit line of duty deaths.

Of the six officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in July 2017, three died as the result of felonious gunfire, and three died in auto-related incidents (one struck by vehicle, one car crash, one vehicular assault).  One of the fallen officers was female and the other five were male.

As of the end of July, the total number of line of duty deaths in the US stands at 72, down 3% from this time last year.  Gunfire deaths are down as well, 16% below this time in 2016; auto-related deaths, however are up 12%.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in the line of duty in July 2017.

Please read their memorials and Remember the Fallen.

Police Officer Robert J. Johnson
Northville Police Department (NY)








Detective Miosotis Familia
New York City Police Department (NY)








Trooper Joel R. Davis
New York State Police (NY)








Trooper Michael Paul Stewart III
Pennsylvania State Police (PA)








Lieutenant D. Heath Meyer
Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OK)








Lieutenant Aaron Allan
Southport Police Department (IN)









Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Officer Down Memorial Page End of Watch Report: June 2017



During the month of June 2017, eleven law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those line of duty deaths, four were the result of felonious gunfire, three were auto-related (two crashes and one officer struck by vehicle), two were boating accidents, and two were the result of a heart attack.  One officer was female and the other ten were male.

As of the end of June 2017, 66 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in the United States, up 18% over this time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in June 2017.  Please read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges
Anderson County Sheriff's Office (SC)



 



Officer Joshua Sanchez Montaad
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (FL)



 

Police Officer Nathan Michael Desjardins
Fryeburg Police Department (ME)








Corrections Officer Shana Tedder
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)








Lieutenant PatrickWeatherford
Newport Police Department (AR)








Correctional Officer Christopher Monica
Georgia Department of Corrections (GA)








Corrections Officer Curtis Billue
Georgia Department of Corrections (GA)








Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)








Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr.
Escambia County Department of Corrections (FL)



Trooper Ryan Albin
Illinois State Police (IL)








Police Officer Miguel I. Moreno
San Antonio Police Department (TX)