Friday, June 5, 2020

End of Watch May 2020


There were 19 Line of Duty Deaths in May 2020


In May 2020, nineteen law enforcement officers died in the line of duty nationwide.  Of those nineteen deaths, more than half were due to duty-related illnesses:  nine were the result of COVID-19, one was the result of 9/11-related duty illness.  Five were the result of gunfire (four felonious, one inadvertent), two officers were struck by vehicles, one died in an aircraft accident, and one died as the result of a heart attack.

At the end of May 2020, a total of 93 officers have died in the line of duty in the U.S. - a significant 48% increase over the same time last year.  This increase is largely due to the 40 COVID deaths that have occurred in the last two months.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who have lost a loved one to a line of duty death.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remembers the fallen.

Police Officer Jason Knox
Houston Police Department (TX)


Officer Richard G. McCoy
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection -
Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government


Police Officer Michael S. Mosher
Overland Park Police Department (KS)


Officer Omar E. Palmer
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection -
Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government


Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez
Alamo Colleges Police Department (TX)


Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)


Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)


Corrections Supervisor I George "Bernie" Robare
Kansas Department of Corrections (KS)


Sergeant Charles "Rob" Roberts III
Glen Ridge Police Department (NJ)


Corrections Supervisor I Fella A. Adebiyi
Kansas Department of Corrections (KS)


Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection -
Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government


Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse
Washington State Department of Corrections (WA)


Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser
Bonneville County Sheriff's Office (ID)


Trooper George Baker
Louisiana State Police (LA)


Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr.
Connecticut State Police (CT)


Police Officer Cody Holte
Grand Forks Police Department (ND)


Police Officer Nathan James Lyday
Ogden Police Department (UT)


Deputy Constable Caleb Rule
Fort Bend County Constable's Office - Precinct 4 (TX)


Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson
Detroit Police Department (MI)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

End of Watch April 2020

April 2020 report showing 32 line of duty deaths, a 38% increase over the same time last year

In April 2020, 32 officers in the United States lost their lives in the line of duty; 23 of those line of duty deaths were the result of COVID-19 contracted while on duty.

Additionally, four officers died in April as the result of gunfire, three died as the result of automobile crashes, one died from vehicular assault, and one officer was struck by a vehicle.

At the end of April, a total of 69 officers had died in the line of duty, a 38% increase over the same time last year.

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 2020. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:
 
Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins
El Paso County Sheriff's Office (TX)






Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young
Riverside County Sheriff's Department (CA)





Police Officer Marco DiFranco
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett
Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL)






Corrections Officer IV Kelvin D. Wilcher
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)






Officer Breann Leath
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IN)




Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr.
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Chief of Police Terry Engle
Hampton Police Department (IL)




Chief of Police Robert William Sealock
Aliquippa City Police Department (PA)




Deputy Sheriff Jeremy LaDue
Charleston County Sheriff's Office (SC)





Police Officer Jose Fontanez
Boston Police Department (MA)





Sergeant Joseph Spinosa
Sands Point Police Department (NY)




Detective Alex Ruperto
Union City Police Department (NJ)





Police Officer Ronald Newman
Chicago Police Department (IL)





Police Officer Justin Putnam
San Marcos Police Department (TX)




Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing
Smyrna Police Department (GA)





Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley
Louisiana Dept of Public Safety and Corrections - Louisiana Probation and Parole (LA)



Warden Wilmot Sandlin "Sandy" McCain
Louisiana Department of Corrections (LA)





Corporal Lawrence Onley
United States Department of Defense - Naval District Washington Police Department (U.S. Govt)




Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)




Police Officer Dan Walters
San Diego Police Department (CA)
Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)





Police Officer Joseph Cappello
Melrose Park Police Department (IL)




Patrolman Gary Walker
Bloomingdale Police Department (NJ)



Agent Miguel Martínez-Ortiz
Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)



Lieutenant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr. 
Baton Rouge Police Department (LA)





Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden
Bell County Sheriff's Office (TX)




Corrections Officer Coy D. Coffman, Jr. 
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)



Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)




Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr. 
New Orleans Police Department (LA)




Detective Sergeant Randall C. French
Troy Police Department (NY)





Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente
Bexar County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Monday, April 6, 2020

End of Watch March 2020



In March of 2020, eleven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the United States. Of those eleven deaths, five were the result of gunfire, five were auto-related (three automobile crashes, one vehicular assault, one vehicle pursuit), and one was the result of a heart attack.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2020 stands at 32 at the end of March, which is a 20% decrease from the same time period 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 March. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Police Officer Brent William Perry Scrimshire
Hot Springs Police Department (AR)






Sergeant James R. O'Connor IV
Philadelphia Police Department (PA)





Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh
Springfield Police Department (MO)






Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor
Bibb County Sheriff's Office (GA)







Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius
Travis County Sheriff's Office (TX)







Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant
Springdale Police Department (OH)







Trooper Justin R. Schaffer
Washington State Patrol (WA)





Trooper Nolan James Sanders
North Carolina Highway Patrol (NC)







Sergeant Ben Jenkins
Nevada Highway Patrol (NV)







Commander Greg Carnicle
Phoenix Police Department (AZ)






Sheriff Kirk A. Coker
Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office (TX)