Monday, December 5, 2016

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

November 2016 had the most line of duty deaths of any month so far this year, in a year where eight out of eleven months have had LODDs in the double-digits.  Twenty one law enforcement officers from across the country died in the line of duty in November 2016, bringing the year-to-date total to 133, up 13% from last year at this time.

Of the 21 officers who gave their lives in November, twelve died as a result of gunfire.  Gunfire deaths in 2016, at 60 already, are overall up 67% from 2015.

The other nine line of duty deaths in November were as follows: three officers were struck by vehicles, one was struck by a train, three died as a result of auto crashes, one was the result of vehicular assault, and one death was due to a heart attack.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in November 2016 and we respectfully ask that our supporters take a moment to read the memorials of these fallen heroes:

Police Officer Jorge Sanchez
Miami Police Department, FL

Police Officer Justin Scott Martin
Des Moines Police Department, IA

Sergeant Anthony David Beminio
Des Moines Police Department, IA

Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo
New York City Police Department, NY

Sergeant Patrick Michael Sondren
Peach County Sheriff's Office, GA

Police Officer Cody Brotherson
West Valley City Police Department, UT

Police Officer Darrin Reed
Show Low Police Department, AZ

Deputy Sheriff Daryl Smallwood
Peach County Sheriff's Office, GA

Police Officer Jude Williams Lewis
New Orleans Police Department, LA


Police Officer Scott Leslie Bashioum
Canonsburg Borough Police Department, PA

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, CA

Deputy Sheriff Justin White
Newton County Sheriff's Office, GA

Border Patrol Agent David Gomez
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol

Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs
South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, TX

Deputy Commander Patrick Thomas Carothers
U.S. Dept of Justice, United States Marshal Service

Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi
San Antonio Police Department, TX


 Deputy Sheriff Eric James Oliver
Nassau County Sheriff's Office, FL

Trooper Eric Dale Ellsworth
Utah Highway Patrol, UT

Sergeant Collin James Rose
Wayne State University Police Department, MI

Trooper Cody James Donahue
Colorado State Patrol, CO

Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez
Tacoma Police Department, WA