Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report November 2015

November 2015 saw the line of duty deaths of eleven police officers.  Five of those eleven officers were shot and killed, three died as a result of vehicular assault, two died in automobile accidents, and one died as a result of a 9/11-related illness.

With just one month left in 2015, the total number of line of duty deaths stands at 116, which is down 4% in comparison to 2014.  Gunfire deaths total 36 -- a full 16% lower than last year's figures, which is an encouraging statistic.  Auto-related deaths, however, are up by 5% over last year, totaling 46 at this point.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in November 2015.  Please read their memorials here and Remember the Fallen:

Police Officer Bryce Edward Hanes
San Bernardino Police Department, CA

Police Officer Daniel Neil Ellis
Richmond Police Department, KY

Police Officer Stacy Lynn Case
Columbia Police Department, SC

Chief of Police Darrell Lemond Allen
Marlin Police Department, TX

Trooper Jaimie Lynn Jursevics
Colorado State Patrol, CO

Police Officer Ricardo Galvez
Downey Police Department, CA

Corporal William Matthew Solomon
Georgia Ports Authority Police Department, GA

Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Humane Law Enforcement, NY

Police Officer Ryan P. Copeland
McFarland Police Department, WI

Police Officer Garrett Swasey
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department, CO

Police Officer Lloyd E. Reed, Jr.
St. Clair Township Police Department, PA