Monday, December 5, 2016

The Officer Down Memorial Page End of Watch Report: November 2016

November 2016 had the most line of duty deaths of any month so far this year, in a year where eight out of eleven months have had LODDs in the double-digits.  Twenty one law enforcement officers from across the country died in the line of duty in November 2016, bringing the year-to-date total to 133, up 13% from last year at this time.

Of the 21 officers who gave their lives in November, twelve died as a result of gunfire.  Gunfire deaths in 2016, at 60 already, are overall up 67% from 2015.

The other nine line of duty deaths in November were as follows: three officers were struck by vehicles, one was struck by a train, three died as a result of auto crashes, one was the result of vehicular assault, and one death was due to a heart attack.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in November 2016 and we respectfully ask that our supporters take a moment to read the memorials of these fallen heroes:

Police Officer Jorge Sanchez
Miami Police Department, FL





Police Officer Justin Scott Martin
Des Moines Police Department, IA





Sergeant Anthony David Beminio
Des Moines Police Department, IA





Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo
New York City Police Department, NY




Sergeant Patrick Michael Sondren
Peach County Sheriff's Office, GA





Police Officer Cody Brotherson
West Valley City Police Department, UT





Police Officer Darrin Reed
Show Low Police Department, AZ





Deputy Sheriff Daryl Smallwood
Peach County Sheriff's Office, GA





Police Officer Jude Williams Lewis
New Orleans Police Department, LA

 


Police Officer Scott Leslie Bashioum
Canonsburg Borough Police Department, PA





Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, CA





Deputy Sheriff Justin White
Newton County Sheriff's Office, GA





Border Patrol Agent David Gomez
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol





Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs
South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, TX





Deputy Commander Patrick Thomas Carothers
U.S. Dept of Justice, United States Marshal Service





Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi
San Antonio Police Department, TX

 


 Deputy Sheriff Eric James Oliver
Nassau County Sheriff's Office, FL





Trooper Eric Dale Ellsworth
Utah Highway Patrol, UT





Sergeant Collin James Rose
Wayne State University Police Department, MI





Trooper Cody James Donahue
Colorado State Patrol, CO





Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez
Tacoma Police Department, WA






Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report October 2016


In the month of October 2016, seventeen law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those officers, eight died as the result of felonious gunfire, one died as the result of accidental gunfire, one died from a 9/11-related illness, and the remaining seven officers died in vehicle-related incidents (three auto accidents, one motorcycle accident, one struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault, and one vehicle pursuit).  Also worth noting is that four agencies lost multiple officers in October 2016.

Of the officers who died in October 2016, sixteen were male and one was female.  Two of the officers killed last month had served one year or less in law enforcement.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2016 stands at 111 at the end of October, up 4% from this time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page offers our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in October 2016.

Read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Sergeant Steve Owen
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA



 
Investigator Paul R. Stuewer
New York State Police, NY


 

Agent Victor Rosado-Rosa
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR





Police Officer Blake Curtis Snyder
St. Louis County Police Department, MO





Police Officer Lesley Zerebny
Palm Springs Police Department, CA





Police Officer Jose Gilbert Vega
Palm Springs Police Department, CA





Sergeant Luis A. Meléndez-Maldonado
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

 

Police Officer Aaron J. Christian
Chesapeake Police Department, OH





Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins
Modoc County Sheriff's Office, CA





Sergeant Alfonso Lopez
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA





Trooper Timothy P. Pratt
New York State Police, NY





Sergeant Allen Brandt
Fairbanks Police Department, AK





Police Officer James Brockmeyer
Chester Police Department, IL


 

Police Officer Myron Jarrett
Detroit Police Department, MI




Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze
Rusk County Sheriff's Office, WI



 
Sergeant Rod Lucas
Fresno County Sheriff's Office, CA
Deputy Sheriff Scott Williams
Taylor County Sheriff's Office, FL






*updated on 07 Nov 2016 to add a LODD verified after the initial  publication of the EOW report

Friday, October 7, 2016

September 2016 Line of Duty Deaths


In September 2016, 15 law enforcement officers in the United States died in the line of duty from a wide variety of causes, illustrating the many different dangers that officers face every day. 
 
At 94 total this year as of September 30th, line of duty deaths are slightly down from the same time in 2015.  Unfortunately, auto-related deaths are up 8% and gunfire deaths are up significantly -- 50% more officers have died in the line of death due to felonious gunfire so far in 2016 than had at the same point last year.
 
Please share this infograph widely; the more people who understand the reality of what law enforcement officers face when they go to work each day, the better.
 
See full line of duty death trends and statistics and read the memorials for each fallen officer at the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org).