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)