Monday, June 5, 2017

The Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report May 2017



In May of 2017, eleven law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  Of those eleven officers, six died as the result of gunfire, four died in auto-related issues (3 automobile crashes and 1 vehicle pursuit), and one died as the result of a stabbing.

The yearly line of duty death total for 2017 stands at 54 at the end of May, up over 25% from last year.  Auto-related deaths make up the biggest percentage of line of duty deaths this year at 22 out of 54 -- a 38% increase over last year at this time.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in May 2017.  Please take a moment to read the memorials and Remember the Fallen.

Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office (IA)








Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Tennyson
Maury County Sheriff's Department (TN)








Police Officer Jonathan Ginka
Norton Shores Police Department (MI)








Lieutenant Kevin Clyde Mainhart
Yell County Sheriff's Department (AR)








Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario
Kirkersville Police Department (OH)



 



Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department (CA)








Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore
Broadwater County Sheriff's Office (MT)








Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection







Deputy Sheriff William Durr
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (MS)








Special Agent Michael T. Walter
Virginia State Police (VA)








Lieutenant Aaron Lloyd Crook
Bluefield Police Department (WV)







Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Officer Down Memorial Page End of Watch Report: April 2017


In the month of April 2017, ten law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those ten deaths, five were the result of motor vehicle crashes (four auto and one motorcycle), four were the result of felonious gunfire, and one was the result of assault.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2017 stands at 42 at the end of April.  Gunfire deaths are down, but motor vehicle accidents are up significantly.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in April 2017.

Please take the time to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 (TX)







Master Sergeant Carl T. Cosper
Barry County Sheriff's Office (MO)



Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office (AL)








Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski
Wisconsin State Patrol (WI)








Master Police Officer Jason G. Harris
Spartanburg Police Department (SC)








Deputy Sheriff David Wade
Logan County Sheriff's Office (OK)








Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa
Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)








Corporal Stephen J. Ballard
Delaware State Police (DE)








Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan
North Carolina Dept of Public Safety - Division of Prisons (NC)







Deputy Sheriff Justin L. Beard
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)






Thursday, April 20, 2017

FALLEN Premier in Washington D.C.



FALLEN is a feature-length documentary about line of duty deaths in America.  Five years in the making, narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actor Michael Chiklis, this important film tells the stories of heroism and loss that accompany each line of duty death and pays tribute to those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Officer Down Memorial Page is proud to have played a part in bringing this film to the public.  

ODMP invites you to join us at the Washington D.C. premier 

on National Police Memorial Day, 
Monday, May 15th, 2017 

E St Cinemas
555 11th St NW
Washington D.C. 20004 

There will be two showings and tickets are available online now.  
Seats are limited, so don't wait -- get yours today:



*****
Watch the trailer here:



FALLEN will premier in cities across the country throughout the coming months and we will make the information about future showings available here.

Monday, April 3, 2017

2016 Line of Duty Deaths Infograph from ODMP


The Officer Down Memorial Page is dedicated first and foremost to honoring fallen law enforcement officers, but it is also our mission to raise awareness of line of duty deaths in an effort to prevent further LODDs and serious injuries.  To that end, we work to analyze trends and causes of line of duty deaths and make that information available to the public.

The final line of duty death statistics for 2016 were released last month by the FBI.  ODMP has created an infograph to illustrate vital information about last year's line of duty deaths:  the causes, the locations, and pertinent officer information.

This powerful visual depiction of the 144 LODDs from 2016 provides a unique perspective from which to understand how and why officer deaths occur in the United States.

The infograph is available for download as a .jpg from the ODMP site HERE

It can be printed up to 11x17" (we recommend printing it from either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in order to maintain quality).

Alternatively, a PDF can be downloaded HERE.

While ODMP will continue to honor each of the officers who die in the line of duty in the U.S., it is our sincere hope that each officer we add to our page will be the last.  Until that day, we will continue to raise awareness of the dangers that officers face on a daily basis and to spread that information as widely as possible so that future deaths may be prevented.


The Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report March 2017



In March 2017, nine law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those nine, four died as a result of felonious gunfire, bringing the yearly total up to 10, a 33% decrease from this time last year.

Of the remaining five line of duty deaths, two were from 9/11-related diseases, two were the result of a vehicle pursuit, and one was due to an automobile accident.

The yearly total for 2017 currently stands at 32 line of duty deaths, which is the same as the first quarter in 2016.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in the line of duty in March 2017.

Please take a moment to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Deputy Sheriff Curtis Allen Bartlett
Carroll County Sheriff's Office, VA

 


Police Officer Houston James Largo
Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

 


Police Officer Michael Hance
New York City Police Department, NY





Trooper Brian S. Falb
New York State Police, NY





Sergeant Shawn T. Anderson
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, LA





Detective Jason T. Weiland
Everest Metropolitan Police Department, WI





Sergeant Curtis Blackbird
Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services, Tribal Police





Police Officer Justin Terney
Tecumseh Police Department, OK

 


Police Officer Nicholas Rodman
Louisville Metro Police Department, KY







Friday, March 3, 2017

The Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report February 2017


In February 2017, ten law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, bringing the yearly total for 2017 up to 23 officers. 

Of the ten line of duty deaths in February 2017, four were auto-related, two were the result of heart attacks, one was due to felonious gunfire, one was assault, one drowned, and one was exposed to toxins.

Line of duty deaths are up 35% over this time last year, however, auto-related deaths, at 10 already in just the first two months of 2017, are up 233% over this point in 2016.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in February 2017.  Please take the time to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:


Lieutenant Steven Floyd
Delaware Department of Corrections, DE

 


Police Officer Eric Wayne Mumaw
Metro Nashville Police Department, TN




Sergeant Gregory Michael Meagher
Richmond County Sheriff's Office, GA





Major Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr.
Goldsboro Police Department, NC





Special Agent Rickey O'Donald
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government




Police Officer Keith Boyer
Whittier Police Department, CA





Officer Lucas F. Chellew
California Highway Patrol, CA


 

Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, CA





Deputy Sheriff Michael Butler
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, GA





Deputy Sergeant Kevin Haverly
Greene County Sheriff's Office, NY






Friday, February 3, 2017

The Officer Down Memorial Page: End of Watch Report January 2017


In January 2017, thirteen law enforcement officers from ten different states and one Tribal Police agency gave their lives in the line of duty.  Of those, twelve were male and one was female.

The causes of death were varied: 5 officers died as a result of felonious gunfire, 5 died in motor vehicle accidents (1 motorcycle and 4 automobile), 2 died as the result of illnesses, and 1 died as a result of vehicular assault.

The Officer Down Memorial Page sends our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies that lost a loved one in January 2017.

Please take a moment to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:



Detective Chad Parque
North Las Vegas Police Department, NV





Lieutenant Debra Clayton
Orlando Police Department, FL





Deputy First Class Norman Lewis
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL

 


Detective Steven McDonald
New York City Police Department, NY





Chief of Police Randy Gibson
Kalama Police Department, WA

 


Sheriff Steven Lawrence Ackerman
Lea County Sheriff's Office, NM





Detective Jerry Walker
Little Elm Police Department, TX





Deputy Sheriff Colt Eugene Allery
Rolette County Sheriff's Office, ND

 



Police Officer Raymond Murrell
Bloomingdale Police Department, IL





Police Officer Michael Louviere
Westwego Police Department, LA




Police Officer David J. Fahey
Cleveland Police Department, OH





Police Officer Nathan B. Graves
Sac and Fox Nation Police Department, Tribal Police

 


Deputy Chief James G. Molloy
New York City Police Department, NY