Friday, November 10, 2017

End of Watch Report: October 2017

Last month, eleven law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those deaths, five were the result of gunfire, three were the result of assault, one officer drowned, one died in an automobile crash, and one died as the result of a heart attack. Deaths took place in eight different states.

The total number of line of duty deaths at the end of October stands at 109, down from this point last year across every category tracked by ODMP.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to those families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in October 2017.  Please take the time to read the memorials of these fallen heroes:

Corporal Michael Paul Middlebrook
Lafayette Police Department, LA

Officer Charleston V. Hartfield
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (NV)

Officer Floyd East, Jr.
Texas Tech University Police Department (TX)

Sergeant Michael Shannon Robinson
Christiana Care Health System Department of Public Safety (DE)

Correctional Officer Justin James Smith
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons (NC)

Correction Enterprise Manager Veronica Darden
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons (NC)

Officer Marcus Anthony MacNeil
New Orleans Police Department (LA)

Officer Craig E. Lehner
Buffalo Police Department (NY)

Officer Justin A. Leo
Girard Police Department (OH)

Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr.
South Carolina Highway Patrol (SC)

Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons (NC)


  1. To the fallen officers family and friends. Please accept my condolences. God bless you and your family. God bless your loved ones soul.

  2. To the families, both by blood and by brotherhood, I give you my thoughts and prayers. This veteran's day I'm so thankful that they do their job around the world so we can do ours at home, protecting and serving THEIR loved ones. I'm not a hero, but I've had the privilege of knowing some, and we have lost 11 more. Until we regroup.

  3. May God bless your families as you watch over them from above. Special prayers to Ofc Floyd East and family as he was one of MY officers who will be so sorely missed. His smile lit up a room and he was a true gentle man. Thank you for honoring all the fallen, God save us all.