Friday, August 4, 2017

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

In July 2017, six law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  This was only the second month in 2017 with single digit line of duty deaths.

Of the six officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in July 2017, three died as the result of felonious gunfire, and three died in auto-related incidents (one struck by vehicle, one car crash, one vehicular assault).  One of the fallen officers was female and the other five were male.

As of the end of July, the total number of line of duty deaths in the US stands at 72, down 3% from this time last year.  Gunfire deaths are down as well, 16% below this time in 2016; auto-related deaths, however are up 12%.

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

Please read their memorials and Remember the Fallen.

Police Officer Robert J. Johnson
Northville Police Department (NY)

Detective Miosotis Familia
New York City Police Department (NY)

Trooper Joel R. Davis
New York State Police (NY)

Trooper Michael Paul Stewart III
Pennsylvania State Police (PA)

Lieutenant D. Heath Meyer
Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OK)

Lieutenant Aaron Allan
Southport Police Department (IN)