Thursday, January 9, 2020

December 2019 End of Watch Report

December 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 19 total Line of Duty Deaths for a yearly total of 134, a 20% decrease from the total for 2018

In December 2019, nineteen officers in the United States died in the line of duty, making December the deadliest month of the year. Of those nineteen, nine line of duty deaths were auto-related (four automobile crashes, three vehicular assault, one vehicle assault, and one struck by vehicle); five were the result of gunfire; two were the result of heart attacks; two were the result of 9/11-related illnesses, and one was due to an explosion.

The yearly total for 2019, then, stands at 134 line of duty deaths nationally, a 20% decrease from 2018, and down in all four categories tracked by ODMP (gunfire, auto, heart, and other).

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 December 2019. Please take a moment to read the memorials of those officers who died in the line of duty and remember the fallen.

Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth
Colorado Department of Corrections (CO)







Agent Billy Fred Clardy, III
Huntsville Police Department (AL)






Deputy Chief Vincent A. DeMarino
New York City Police Department (NY)





Police Officer Stephen Paul Carr
Fayetteville Police Department (AR)






Sergeant Christopher Charles Lewis Brewster
Houston Police Department (TX)






Detective Joseph Seals
Jersey City Police Department (NJ)






Sergeant Kaila Marie Sullivan
Nassau Bay Police Department (TX)






Constable Eula Ray "Raye" Hawkins
Panola County Constable's Office (MS)






Chief Deputy Bobby Wayne Jacobs
Knott County Sheriff's Office (KY)






Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu
Marion County Sheriff's Office (SC)






Sergeant Anthony Oglesby, Jr. 
U.S. Dept of Defense - Naval District Washington Police Department (U.S. Gov't)






Sergeant Scott Johnston
New York City Police Department (NY)






Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza
Burnet Police Department (TX)






Detective Clifton Martinez
San Antonio Independent School District Police Department (TX)





Deputy Sheriff Bryan Charles Pfluger
San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office (TX)






Deputy Sheriff Cooper Dyson
Pierce County Sheriff's Department (WA)






Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol
Hendersonville Police Department (TN)






Police Officer Jerry Clyde Singleton
Fairfield Glade Police Department (TN)







Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson
Panola County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

End of Watch Report November 2019

Line of Duty Death Report showing 9 line of duty deaths in November, bringing the YTD total to 111, a 28% decrease from this time last year

In November 2019, nine law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States. Of the nine line of duty deaths, five were the result of gunfire and four were auto-related (two auto crashes, one vehicular assault, and one struck by vehicle). This brings the year-to-date total to 111 officers who have given their lives in the line of duty in 2019, representing a 28% decrease 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 November 2019. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen.

Police Officer Jonathan Diaz
Lemoore Police Department (CA)




Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp
Lynden Police Department (WA)




Detective Jorge Rene DelRio
Dayton Police Department (OH)




Deputy Sheriff Makeem Brooks
Northampton County Sheriff's Office (NC)




Deputy Sheriff Stephen Reece
Cheatham County Sheriff's Office (TN)




Investigator Cecil Ridley
Richmond County Sheriff's Office (GA)




Police Officer Rasheen McClain
Detroit Police Department (MI)



Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office (AL)




Master-at-Arms Oscar J. Temores
U.S. Navy Security Forces (U.S. Gov't)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

End of Watch Report October 2019

Line of Duty Death Report for Oct 2019 showing that 7 officers died in the line of duty, bringing the YTD total to 102, a 27% decrease from this time last year.

In October 2019, seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the country.  Of those seven, three died in auto-related incidents (two struck by vehicles and one auto crash), one officer died as a result of gunfire, one died of a heart attack, one officer died as the result of an assault, and one cause of death remains unidentified and is still under investigation.

The total number of line of duty deaths nationally at the end of October 2019 stood at 102, which is a 27% decrease from the same time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in October 2019.  Please take a moment to read the memorials for each of those officers and remember the fallen.

Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security--Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Gov't)




Trooper Peter R. Stephan
Indiana State Police (IN)





Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones
Falls County Sheriff's Office (TX)






Captain Albert E. Torres
Los Angeles Dept of Recreation and Parks (CA)





Deputy Sheriff Jacob Otto Allmendinger
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office (MT)






Deputy Sheriff Brian Ishmael
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office (CA)







Detention Officer Gene Lee
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (AZ)