Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Line of Duty Death Report for June 2019 showing a total of 14 LODDs, a 34% decrease from this time last year


In June of 2019, 14 officers died in the line of duty in the United States, making this the deadliest month of the year.  Of those 14 line of duty deaths, five were the result of gunfire, three were the result of an automobile crash, two were the result of heart attacks, two officers were struck by a vehicle, and two officers died as a result of 9/11-related illness.  Although June was the deadliest month of 2019, the year-to-date total of 61 line of duty deaths nationally puts us at 34% below this point 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 June 2019 and we ask that you take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen.


Police Officer William James Leahy
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (NY)







Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.
Grand Prairie Police Department (TX)







Police Officer Esmeralda Ponce Ramirez
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)






Sergeant David Jones Fitzpatrick
The Colony Police Department (TX)





Deputy Sheriff Julius Jamal "Jay" Dailey
Monroe County Sheriff's Office (AL)




Police Officer Steven James Brown
Port St. Lucie Police Department (FL)





Trooper William Moden
Colorado State Patrol (CO)





Patrol Officer John David Hetland
Racine Police Department (WI)





Police Officer Tara Christine O'Sullivan
Sacramento Police Department (CA)




Trooper Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.
Nebraska State Patrol (NE)






Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.
Mission Police Department (TX)





Police Officer Michael Vincent Langsdorf
North County Police Cooperative (MO)







Deputy Sheriff Troy P. Chisum
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (IL)






Detective Luis Alvarez
New York City Police Department (NY)

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)