Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Line of Duty Death Report for June 2019 showing a total of 14 LODDs, a 34% decrease from this time last year


In June of 2019, 14 officers died in the line of duty in the United States, making this the deadliest month of the year.  Of those 14 line of duty deaths, five were the result of gunfire, three were the result of an automobile crash, two were the result of heart attacks, two officers were struck by a vehicle, and two officers died as a result of 9/11-related illness.  Although June was the deadliest month of 2019, the year-to-date total of 61 line of duty deaths nationally puts us at 34% below this point last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in June 2019 and we ask that you take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen.


Police Officer William James Leahy
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (NY)







Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.
Grand Prairie Police Department (TX)







Police Officer Esmeralda Ponce Ramirez
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)






Sergeant David Jones Fitzpatrick
The Colony Police Department (TX)





Deputy Sheriff Julius Jamal "Jay" Dailey
Monroe County Sheriff's Office (AL)




Police Officer Steven James Brown
Port St. Lucie Police Department (FL)





Trooper William Moden
Colorado State Patrol (CO)





Patrol Officer John David Hetland
Racine Police Department (WI)





Police Officer Tara Christine O'Sullivan
Sacramento Police Department (CA)




Trooper Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.
Nebraska State Patrol (NE)






Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.
Mission Police Department (TX)





Police Officer Michael Vincent Langsdorf
North County Police Cooperative (MO)







Deputy Sheriff Troy P. Chisum
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (IL)






Detective Luis Alvarez
New York City Police Department (NY)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

End of Watch Report May 2019


In May 2019, ten law enforcement officers in the United States died in the line of duty, bringing the yearly total to 47 line of duty deaths across the nation.  This is a 40% decrease as compared to the same time last year.

Of the ten officers who died in May, five of them died as the result of felonious gunfire.  Four died in automobile crashes. One died as the result of a heart attack.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in May 2019, and we ask that you take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen:

K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon
Mooresville Police Department (NC)







Police Officer Robert McKeithen
Biloxi Police Department (MS)







Police Officer Anthony Neri
Sanibel Police Department (FL)







Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti
Tennessee Highway Patrol (TN)







Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West
Lowndes County Constable Office (MS)






Sergeant Kelvin Ansari
Savannah Police Department (GA)






Police Officer William Buechner
Auburn Police Division (AL)






Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez
Manatí Municipal Police Department (PR)







Lieutenant Joseph Johnson
Seminole Police Department (TR)





Lieutenant Steven Whitstine
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ODMP's End of Watch Report April 2019

April 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 7 LODDs in April for a total of 36 YTD, a 35% decrease from 2018


In April of 2019, seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the U.S., making April the least deadly month of the year so far. The total number of LODDs in 2019 at the end of April was 36, representing a 35% decrease from the same time last year.

Of the seven officers who gave their lives in the line of duty last month, two were the result of gunfire, one was struck by a vehicle, one was the result of a heart attack, one was accidental, one officer drowned, and one officer died as the result of a duty-related illness.

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 April 2019. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Detective Benjamin J. Campbell
Maine State Police (ME)


 





Deputy Sheriff II Spencer Allen Englett
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office (GA)



Sergeant Steven L. Licon
California Highway Patrol (CA)







Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office (WA)






Police Officer Kyle Olinger
Montgomery County Police Department (MD)







Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Jr.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division (MN)





Special Agent in Charge Liquat A. "Leo" Khan
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (U.S. Gov't)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

End of Watch Report March 2019

Mar 2019 line of duty death report showing 8 deaths in March, 29 YTD
[image: Line of Duty Death report for March 2019 with a dark blue and gray background and blue and white text showing 8 line of duty deaths in March and 29 YTD, a 31% decrease from this time last year]


In March of 2019, eight law enforcement officers across the United States died in the line of duty, bringing the yearly total to 29 line of duty deaths in 2019.  This is a 31% decrease from the same time last year.  Of the eight line of duty deaths in March, four were the result of gunfire and four were auto-related (one auto crash and three officers struck by vehicles).

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 last month.  Please take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen.

Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg
Midland Police Department, TX







Deputy Sheriff Jacob Howard Keltner
McHenry County Sheriff's Office, IL







Corporal Daniel H. Groves
Colorado State Patrol, CO







Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shane Thompson
Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, WA







Police Officer Paul Thomas Rutherford
Phoenix Police Department, AZ







Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera
El Paso County Sheriff's Office, TX







Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Illinois State Police, IL







Trooper Gerald Wayne Ellis
Illinois State Police, IL


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

ODMP Board Member Lieutenant W. Scott Humphrey Graduates from 275th Session of the FBI National Academy


  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     MEDIA CONTACT
March 26, 2019                                              Jessica Rushing
                                                                                                        [email protected]

ODMP Vice President Lieutenant W. Scott Humphrey Graduates from
275th Session of the FBI National Academy

Fairfax, VA--The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is proud to announce that ODMP Vice President W. Scott Humphrey graduated earlier this month from the FBI National Academy program in Quantico, Virginia.  The 275th Session of the National Academy consisted of two hundred and fifty-one law enforcement professionals from 47 states, the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.

Lieutenant Humphrey participated in the ten-week, invitation-only course from January through early March of this year. During the third week of the session, he was one of only five members selected by fellow classmates to serve as a Section Representative.  

Lieutenant Humphrey is the second member of ODMP Board of Directors to complete this intensive training which includes coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science.  Lieutenant Steven Weiss was a graduate of the 265th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Lieutenant Humphrey has served with the Virginia Beach Police Department since 1992.  He is part of the Department’s Command Staff and currently serves in the Investigative Division’s Detective Bureau. Lieutenant Humphrey also commands the Department’s Honor Guard Unit.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Saint Leo University and Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Public Administration Specialization from Liberty University. Last September he was recognized by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police with their “Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement” award.

More information about Humphrey’s contributions to ODMP can be found here.

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About the Officer Down Memorial Page
Founded in 1996, the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to honoring the memory of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP pays tribute to over 23,000 fallen law enforcement officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies and officers, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the U.S. back to 1791, enabling the law enforcement community to analyze trends and patterns in order to work toward the goal of improving officer safety. Learn more at www.odmp.org

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

End of Watch Report February 2019

[Image: Line of Duty Death infograph showing 11 LODDs in February, a 12% decrease from last year at this time]


In February of 2019, there were a total of 11 line of duty deaths in the United States.  Of those 11 deaths, six were the result of felonious gunfire and one was the result of inadvertent gunfire.  The remaining five deaths were: one heart attack, one struck by vehicle, one auto crash, and one vehicular assault.

The total number of line of duty deaths for 2019 is 21 at the end of February, which represents a 12% decrease over this time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in February 2019. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen.

Corporal Shane Totty
Baton Rouge Police Department (LA)


 




Detective William Lee Brewer
Clermont County Sheriff's Office (OH)







Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Gov't)




Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell
Virginia State Police (VA)







Police Officer Matthew Rittner
Milwaukee Police Department (WI)






Detective Brian Simonsen
New York City Police Department (NY)








Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez
Puerto Rico Police Department (PR)






Lieutenant Daniel Duane Hinton
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)









Undersheriff Monty Johnson
Pawnee County Sheriff's Office (OK)







Police Officer Nicholas Galinger
Chattanooga Police Department (TN)






Sergeant Steve Hinkle
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office (TN)