Thursday, September 3, 2015

Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report August 2015

August 2015 was one of two months this year with 14 total line of duty deaths (LODDs), the second highest monthly toll in 2015.  Six of those deaths occurred in the last week of the month.

Of the August LODDs, six were the result of felonious gunfire, two resulted from fatal heart attacks, and the remaining deaths were vehicular -- either motorcycle-, aircraft-, or automobile related.  These vehicular deaths bring the total in 2015 to 35 Line of Duty Deaths in that category -- the leading cause of death this year, and up 10% over this time in 2014.

Each of the officers who lost their lives in August 2015 is to be remembered for their sacrifice and honored for their service.  The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost loved ones in August 2015.

Please take a moment to read their memorials:

Deputy Sheriff Delton Daniels
Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Officer Sean Michael Bolton
Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Officer Thomas LaValley
Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

Detective Brent L. Hanger
Washington State Patrol, Washington

First Lieutenant Arthur A. Green III
Michigan Department of Natural Resoures, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Craig Stephen Whisenand
Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell
Carson City Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Detention Officer Tronoski Jones
Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent
Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Sergeant Peggy Vassallo
Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Henry Nelson
Sunset Police Department, Louisiana

Trooper James M. Bava
Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper Chad H. Wolf
Michigan State Police, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth
Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation."
-Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder