Monday, January 9, 2017

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

In December 2016, seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, bringing the final yearly tally to 140 total.  Of the seven officers who died in December, three died as the result of gunfire, two died from car crashes, one died from a 9/11-related illness, and one died as the result of assault.  One of the officers who died in December 2016 was female and the remaining six were male.  Of the seven officers who died, five were in their 20s or early 30s and had served in law enforcement for one year or less.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in December 2016.  Please take a moment to read the memorials of the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty in December 2016:

Trooper Frankie Lamar Williams
New Jersey State Police, NJ

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas
Valencia County Sheriff's Office, NM

Police Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr
Americus Police Department, GA

Public Safety Officer Jody Carl Smith
Georgia Southwestern State University
 Department of Public Safety, GA

Corrections Officer Lisa Mauldin
Miller County Sheriff's Office, AR

Lieutenant William G. Fearon
New Jersey State Police, NJ

Trooper Landon E. Weaver
Pennsylvania State Police, PA