Tuesday, January 16, 2018

End of Watch Report December 2017

In the final month of 2017, seven law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty in the United States.  This brings the total for 2017 to 125 line of duty deaths.

Of the seven officers who died in December 2017, three died as a result of felonious gunfire, three died in auto-related incidents (one struck by vehicle, one automobile crash, and one vehicular assault), and one officer died as the result of a heart attack.

At the end of 2017, the total number of LODDs stood at 125, the lowest national annual total since 1958.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, anda gencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in December 2017.

Please take a moment to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:

Police Officer Kenneth Copeland
San Marcos Police Department (TX)

Police Officer Donald O. Kimbrough
Detroit Police Department (MI)

Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen
Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal (MD)

Corporal James Eric Chapman
Johnston Police Department (SC)


Police Officer Paul Lazinsky
El Mirage Police Department (AZ)

Officer Andrew J. Camilleri, Sr.
California Highway Patrol (CA)

Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish III
Douglas County Sheriff's Office (CO)