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)

Monday, October 7, 2019

End of Watch Report September 2019

September 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 8 LODDs in Sept 2019: 4 gunfire, 1 auto, 1 heart attack, and 2 other causes of death. Total YTD is 94, a 26% decrease from last year at the same time.



In September 2019, eight law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those eight deaths, three were the result of felonious gunfire, one was the result of inadvertent gunfire, one was the result of an automobile crash, one was the result of a heart attack, and two officers died due to 9/11-related illness.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2019 stood at 94 at the end of September, a 26% decrease compared to the same time frame last year.  Line of duty deaths are down in all four major categories tracked by ODMP, a trend we hope to see continue throughout this 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.  Please take a moment to read each of the memorials for the officers who died in the line of duty last month and remember the fallen:

Detective Joseph Paolillo
New York City Police Department (NY)







Investigator Dornell Cousette
Tuscaloosa Police Department (AL)





Police Officer Derrick Bishop
New York City Police Department (NY)





Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr.
Mandeville Police Department (LA)





Deputy Sheriff Chris Hulsey
Meade County Sheriff's Office (KY)






Sergeant Tracy Vickers
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)





Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)





Police Officer Brian Charles Mulkeen
New York City Police Department (NY)