Wednesday, September 5, 2018

End of Watch Report August 2018

August 2018 saw the fewest line of duty deaths of the year with five officers giving their lives in the line of duty.  The annual total for 2018 is now 98, which represents a 3.2% increase over this time last year.

In August one officer died as the result of felonious gunfire. Three officers died in auto-related incidents: one as the result of an auto crash, one from a vehicular assault, and one was struck by a vehicle.  The final line of duty death in August 2018 was the result of a 9/11-related illness. Through the first eight months of 2018, ten officers have already died from 9/11-related illnesses, more than in all of 2017.

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 August 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr.
Comanche County District Attorney's Office (OK)

Officer Kirk A. Griess
California Highway Patrol (CA)


Police Officer Fadi Mukhlis Shukur
Detroit Police Department (MI)

Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello
New Rochelle Police Department (NY)

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin LeMont Zirbel
Clay County Sheriff's Office (FL)