Friday, October 6, 2017

End of Watch Report September 2017

In September 2017, twelve law enforcement officers in the United States lost their lives in the line of duty.  Of those, five officers died due to auto-related incidents (two motorcycle crashes, two automobile crashes, and one vehicular assault), three officers died as a result of felonious gunfire, one died from a heart attack and one from a duty-related illness, and two drowned in the rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Line of duty deaths this year are down across the board with a 17% decrease in gunfire line of duty deaths and a 5% decrease in auto-related line of duty deaths.  

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

Please take a moment to read the memorials for those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice last month.

Corporal Thomas Hannon
Dover Police Department, DE

Police Officer Bernie Domagala
Chicago Police Department, IL

Deputy Constable Mark Diebold
Tarrant County Constable's Office-Precinct 5, TX

Police Officer William Mathews
Wayzata Police Department, MN

Sergeant Joseph Ossman
Florida Department of Corrections, FL


Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges
Hardee County Sheriff's Office, FL

Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

Police Officer Elias Martinez
Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Dept, TX

Trooper Timothy O'Neill
Michigan State Police, MI


Agent Héctor Matías-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR


Agent Ángel Lorenzo-González
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR


Detective Kristen Hearne
Polk County Police Department, GA