Friday, October 5, 2018

End of Watch Report September 2018

In September 2018, thirteen law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the country.  Five of those officers died as the result of felonious gunfire.  Four died from a heart attack; two died in auto-related incidents (one car crash and one vehicle pursuit); one officer drowned and one officer died as the result of an assault.

At the end of September, the total number of line of duty deaths is 112, which is a 2% increase over this time in 2017.  The leading cause of line of duty deaths this year is gunfire, which make up 38% of the total this year, followed closely by auto-related deaths at 31%.  More information about each of these line of duty deaths as well as overall LODD statistics for 2018 are available on the ODMP site.

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

Assistant Chief of Police Kirt Roy Ricks III
Montgomery Police Department (LA)

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts
Greene County Sheriff's Office (MO)

Police Officer David Alexander Tinsley
Fort Wayne Police Department (IN)

Police Officer Oscar Adrian Reyes
Costa Mesa Police Department (CA)


Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, Jr.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CA)

Corporal Garret Willis Hull
Fort Worth Police Department (TX)

Chief of Police Frank A. McClelland, Jr.
Ludowici Police Department (GA)

Deputy Sheriff Robert Kenneth Kunze III
Sedgewick County Sheriff's Office (KS)

Deputy Sheriff Mark V. Stasyuk
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (CA)

Corrections Officer Joseph Parise
Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN)

Deputy Sheriff Mark A. Cox
Real County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Patrolman James White
Brookhaven Police Department (MS)

Corporal Zach Moak
Brookhaven Police Department (MS)