Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

In the month of April 2017, ten law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those ten deaths, five were the result of motor vehicle crashes (four auto and one motorcycle), four were the result of felonious gunfire, and one was the result of assault.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2017 stands at 42 at the end of April.  Gunfire deaths are down, but motor vehicle accidents are up significantly.

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 April 2017.

Please take the time to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 (TX)

Master Sergeant Carl T. Cosper
Barry County Sheriff's Office (MO)

Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office (AL)

Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski
Wisconsin State Patrol (WI)

Master Police Officer Jason G. Harris
Spartanburg Police Department (SC)

Deputy Sheriff David Wade
Logan County Sheriff's Office (OK)

Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa
Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)

Corporal Stephen J. Ballard
Delaware State Police (DE)

Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan
North Carolina Dept of Public Safety - Division of Prisons (NC)

Deputy Sheriff Justin L. Beard
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FALLEN Premier in Washington D.C.

FALLEN is a feature-length documentary about line of duty deaths in America.  Five years in the making, narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actor Michael Chiklis, this important film tells the stories of heroism and loss that accompany each line of duty death and pays tribute to those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Officer Down Memorial Page is proud to have played a part in bringing this film to the public.  

ODMP invites you to join us at the Washington D.C. premier 

on National Police Memorial Day, 
Monday, May 15th, 2017 

E St Cinemas
555 11th St NW
Washington D.C. 20004 

There will be two showings and tickets are available online now.  
Seats are limited, so don't wait -- get yours today:

Watch the trailer here:

FALLEN will premier in cities across the country throughout the coming months and we will make the information about future showings available here.

Monday, April 3, 2017

2016 Line of Duty Deaths Infograph from ODMP

The Officer Down Memorial Page is dedicated first and foremost to honoring fallen law enforcement officers, but it is also our mission to raise awareness of line of duty deaths in an effort to prevent further LODDs and serious injuries.  To that end, we work to analyze trends and causes of line of duty deaths and make that information available to the public.

The final line of duty death statistics for 2016 were released last month by the FBI.  ODMP has created an infograph to illustrate vital information about last year's line of duty deaths:  the causes, the locations, and pertinent officer information.

This powerful visual depiction of the 144 LODDs from 2016 provides a unique perspective from which to understand how and why officer deaths occur in the United States.

The infograph is available for download as a .jpg from the ODMP site HERE

It can be printed up to 11x17" (we recommend printing it from either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in order to maintain quality).

Alternatively, a PDF can be downloaded HERE.

While ODMP will continue to honor each of the officers who die in the line of duty in the U.S., it is our sincere hope that each officer we add to our page will be the last.  Until that day, we will continue to raise awareness of the dangers that officers face on a daily basis and to spread that information as widely as possible so that future deaths may be prevented.