Friday, April 6, 2018

End of Watch Report March 2018

In March 2018, a total of thirteen law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  Of those thirteen line of duty deaths (LODDs), six were the result of gunfire, five were auto-related, one was due to a 9/11-related illness, and one officer drowned. 

At the end of March the total number of yearly LODDs stands at 35, which is a 5% decrease over this time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page sends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death.  We encourage our supporters to read the memorials for each of these fallen officers and to share the report in order to raise awareness of line of duty deaths and their causes.

Take a moment to remember the fallen from March 2018:

Deputy Sheriff Alexis "Thunder" Eagle Locklear
Scotland County Sheriff's Office (NC)

Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett
Boone County Sheriff's Office (IN)

Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith
Hickman Police Department (KY)

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton
Clinton Police Department (MO)

Police Officer Greggory Casillas
Pomona Police Department (CA)

Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning
Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office (NC)

Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton
Zachary Police Department (LA)

Police Officer Scotty Hamilton
Pikeville Police Department (KY)

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Douglas Zirkle
Marin County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo
Juncos Municipal Police Department (PR)

Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow
Federal Bureau of Investigation (U.S. Govt)

Trooper First Class Kevin M. Miller
Connecticut State Police (CT)

Police Officer Phillip Lynn Meacham
Hopkinsville Police Department (KY)