Wednesday, November 7, 2018

End of Watch Report October 2018

In October 2018, ten law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  At the end of October, the total number of line of duty deaths in the U.S. came to 123, which is a 2% increase over the same time last year.  Automobile related deaths are down this year, but unfortunately gun-related line of duty deaths have increased.

Of the ten officers who died in October 2018, four died as the result of felonious gunfire, two died from 9/11-related illnesses, one from a duty-related illness, one was struck by a vehicle, one died as the result of an automobile crash, and one officer drowned.  Two of the officers who died last month were female and the other eight were male. 

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in October 2018.  Full incident details for each of these fallen officers are available on the ODMP site.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway
Florence Police Department (SC)

Sergeant Dennis W. Reichardt
Suffolk County Police Department (NY)

Federal Agent Kristopher David Youngberg
U.S. Dept of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Secure Transportation (U.S. Gov't)

Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bradley Jimmerson
Nagadoches County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA)

Trooper Kevin Keith Conner
North Carolina Highway Patrol (NC)

Police Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney
Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

Investigator Farrah Turner
Florence County Sheriff's Department (SC)

Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent
Brigham City Police Department (UT)

Special Agent Dennis P. McCarthy
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (U.S. Govt)

Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez
Waller County Sheriff's Office (TX)