Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report June 2016

The month of June 2016 saw eleven line of duty deaths across the country.  Two of those were due to gunfire, two to a heart attack, and seven were auto-related: 1 motorcycle accident, two car accidents, one vehicle pursuit, and three vehicular assaults. Of the eleven fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty in June 2016, ten were men and one was a woman.  Eleven agencies lost officers across five different states.

At the halfway point in the year, line of duty deaths stand at 51 and are, gratefully, down 21% as compared to 2015.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in June 2016.  Read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Sergeant Derrick Mingo
Winnsboro Police Department, LA

Police Officer Verdell Smith, Sr.
Memphis Police Department, TN

Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter
New Orleans Police Department, LA

Deportation Officer Brian Beliso
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Government

 Police Officer Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya
Pearland Police Department, TX

Agent Gilberto Colón-Leon
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

Police Officer Michael Jason Katherman
San Jose Police Department, CA

Police Officer Zachary Tyler Larnerd
Gainesboro Police Department, TN

Sergeant Stacey Allen Baumgartner
Patton Village Police Department, TX

Deputy Sheriff David Francis Michel, Jr
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, LA

Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill II
Humphreys County Sheriff's Department, TN