Tuesday, December 4, 2018

End of Watch Report November 2018

In November 2018, twelve law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  Of those twelve deaths, eight were auto-related: four automobile crashes, two motorcycle crashes, one vehicular pursuit, and one officer was struck by a vehicle.  Three officers died in November as a result of felonious gunfire. The remaining line of duty death last month was the result of a 9/11-related illness.

As of the end of November, 136 officers have died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018.  This is a 5% increase over the same time in 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 November 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Corporal Travis Wells
Dallas Police Department (TX)

Sergeant Ronald Lee Helus
Ventura County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Police Officer Jared William Franks
Greensboro Police Department (NC)

Police Officer Toshio Hirai
Gardena Police Department (CA)

Police Officer Jason Michael Seals
Slidell Police Department (LA)

Police Officer Samuel Jimenez
Chicago Police Department (IL)

Police Officer Leann Simpson
Philadelphia Police Department (MS)

Police Officer David Romrell
South Salt Lake City Police Department (UT)

Police Officer Hunter Edwards
Winchester Police Department (VA)

Deputy Sheriff Antonio Hinostroza
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department (CA)

Trooper Robert E. Nagle
New Jersey State Police (NJ)

Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase S. White
U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service (U.S. Govt)