Thursday, June 6, 2019

End of Watch Report May 2019


In May 2019, ten law enforcement officers in the United States died in the line of duty, bringing the yearly total to 47 line of duty deaths across the nation.  This is a 40% decrease as compared to the same time last year.

Of the ten officers who died in May, five of them died as the result of felonious gunfire.  Four died in automobile crashes. One died as the result of a heart attack.

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 May 2019, and we ask that you take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen:

K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon
Mooresville Police Department (NC)







Police Officer Robert McKeithen
Biloxi Police Department (MS)







Police Officer Anthony Neri
Sanibel Police Department (FL)







Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti
Tennessee Highway Patrol (TN)







Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West
Lowndes County Constable Office (MS)






Sergeant Kelvin Ansari
Savannah Police Department (GA)






Police Officer William Buechner
Auburn Police Division (AL)






Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez
Manatí Municipal Police Department (PR)







Lieutenant Joseph Johnson
Seminole Police Department (TR)





Lieutenant Steven Whitstine
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ODMP's End of Watch Report April 2019

April 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 7 LODDs in April for a total of 36 YTD, a 35% decrease from 2018


In April of 2019, seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the U.S., making April the least deadly month of the year so far. The total number of LODDs in 2019 at the end of April was 36, representing a 35% decrease from the same time last year.

Of the seven officers who gave their lives in the line of duty last month, two were the result of gunfire, one was struck by a vehicle, one was the result of a heart attack, one was accidental, one officer drowned, and one officer died as the result of a duty-related illness.

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 April 2019. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Detective Benjamin J. Campbell
Maine State Police (ME)


 





Deputy Sheriff II Spencer Allen Englett
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office (GA)



Sergeant Steven L. Licon
California Highway Patrol (CA)







Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office (WA)






Police Officer Kyle Olinger
Montgomery County Police Department (MD)







Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Jr.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division (MN)





Special Agent in Charge Liquat A. "Leo" Khan
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (U.S. Gov't)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

End of Watch Report March 2019

Mar 2019 line of duty death report showing 8 deaths in March, 29 YTD
[image: Line of Duty Death report for March 2019 with a dark blue and gray background and blue and white text showing 8 line of duty deaths in March and 29 YTD, a 31% decrease from this time last year]


In March of 2019, eight law enforcement officers across the United States died in the line of duty, bringing the yearly total to 29 line of duty deaths in 2019.  This is a 31% decrease from the same time last year.  Of the eight line of duty deaths in March, four were the result of gunfire and four were auto-related (one auto crash and three officers struck by vehicles).

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 last month.  Please take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen.

Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg
Midland Police Department, TX







Deputy Sheriff Jacob Howard Keltner
McHenry County Sheriff's Office, IL







Corporal Daniel H. Groves
Colorado State Patrol, CO







Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shane Thompson
Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, WA







Police Officer Paul Thomas Rutherford
Phoenix Police Department, AZ







Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera
El Paso County Sheriff's Office, TX







Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Illinois State Police, IL







Trooper Gerald Wayne Ellis
Illinois State Police, IL