Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Officer Down Memorial Page: August 2016 End of Watch Report

In August 2016, ten law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty.  Of those ten line of duty deaths, half were the result of felonious gunfire.  Four line of duty deaths were motor vehicle accidents: three in automobiles and one motorcycle accident.  The final line of duty death in August 2016 was the result of an officer being struck by a vehicle.

The ten deaths in August bring the yearly total for 2016 up to 79.  Although overall line of duty deaths are down by 7% over last year and auto-related deaths are down by 6%, gunfire deaths, numbering 37 at this point, are up 61% over the same time in 2015.

The Officer Down Memorial Page offers our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in August 2016.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Sergeant Shawn Miller
West Des Moines Police Department, IA

Police Officer Justin Scherlen
Amarillo Police Department, TX

Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, TN

Corporal Bill Cooper
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, AR

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez
US Dept of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol

Police Officer Jose Chavez
Hatch Police Department, NM

Police Officer Timothy Kevin Smith
Eastman Police Department, GA

Police Officer Shannon Brown
Fenton Police Department, LA

Police Officer Kenny Moats
Maryville Police Department, TN

Senior Police Officer Leander Frank
Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Reserve