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)