Friday, March 3, 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