Tuesday, November 12, 2019

End of Watch Report October 2019

Line of Duty Death Report for Oct 2019 showing that 7 officers died in the line of duty, bringing the YTD total to 102, a 27% decrease from this time last year.

In October 2019, seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the country.  Of those seven, three died in auto-related incidents (two struck by vehicles and one auto crash), one officer died as a result of gunfire, one died of a heart attack, one officer died as the result of an assault, and one cause of death remains unidentified and is still under investigation.

The total number of line of duty deaths nationally at the end of October 2019 stood at 102, which is a 27% decrease from the same time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in October 2019.  Please take a moment to read the memorials for each of those officers and remember the fallen.

Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security--Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Gov't)




Trooper Peter R. Stephan
Indiana State Police (IN)





Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones
Falls County Sheriff's Office (TX)






Captain Albert E. Torres
Los Angeles Dept of Recreation and Parks (CA)





Deputy Sheriff Jacob Otto Allmendinger
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office (MT)






Deputy Sheriff Brian Ishmael
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office (CA)







Detention Officer Gene Lee
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (AZ)

Monday, October 7, 2019

End of Watch Report September 2019

September 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 8 LODDs in Sept 2019: 4 gunfire, 1 auto, 1 heart attack, and 2 other causes of death. Total YTD is 94, a 26% decrease from last year at the same time.



In September 2019, eight law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those eight deaths, three were the result of felonious gunfire, one was the result of inadvertent gunfire, one was the result of an automobile crash, one was the result of a heart attack, and two officers died due to 9/11-related illness.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2019 stood at 94 at the end of September, a 26% decrease compared to the same time frame last year.  Line of duty deaths are down in all four major categories tracked by ODMP, a trend we hope to see continue throughout this 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.  Please take a moment to read each of the memorials for the officers who died in the line of duty last month and remember the fallen:

Detective Joseph Paolillo
New York City Police Department (NY)







Investigator Dornell Cousette
Tuscaloosa Police Department (AL)





Police Officer Derrick Bishop
New York City Police Department (NY)





Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr.
Mandeville Police Department (LA)





Deputy Sheriff Chris Hulsey
Meade County Sheriff's Office (KY)






Sergeant Tracy Vickers
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)





Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)





Police Officer Brian Charles Mulkeen
New York City Police Department (NY)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

ODMP Appoints Ms. Katherine Thacker to the Board of Directors



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    MEDIA CONTACT
October 3, 2019             Jessica Rushing
[email protected]                                    
               
Ms. Katherine Thacker Appointed to the Officer Down Memorial Page's Board of Directors

Fairfax, VA--  The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is proud to announce a new addition to its Board of Directors as of August 2019: Ms. Katherine Thacker.

Katherine is a recent graduate from Liberty University with degrees in Integrated Communications and Women’s Leadership.  Ms. Thacker is the surviving daughter of Investigator Brandon H. Thacker of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, who died in the line of duty in 1998.  As a line of duty death survivor, Katherine brings to the board a new perspective and fresh ideas focused on finding ways to further serve and honor the law enforcement community.

In 2016, Katherine founded the event “Words of Worth” at Liberty University. An annual event drawing in hundreds of attendees, W.O.W. partners with multiple organizations and on-campus clubs and departments to educate students and faculty members of the importance of law enforcement and the impact officers make in their communities across the nation.  

Lieutenant W. Scott Humphrey, ODMP Board Member since 2010, says, “It is said, 'The apple doesn't fall from the tree', and Katherine Thacker certainly personifies this idiom.  Katherine comes from a family of strong values and servant hearts. She is fully dedicated and committed to honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers and it will be a genuine privilege to work alongside her on the Board of Directors." 

Read more about Ms. Thacker and the entire ODMP Board of Directors 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 1776, 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

Friday, September 6, 2019

End of Watch Report August 2019

Infograph showing 12 Line of Duty Deaths in August 2019, bringing the yearly total to 85 across the United States

In August of 2019, there were twelve line of duty deaths in the United States.  Of those twelve line of duty deaths, three were due to 9/11-related illnesses, one to a duty-related illness, two to assault, three to gunfire, two to automobile crashes, and one to a heart attack.  The year-to-date total stands at 85, which represents a 25% decrease in comparison to the same time 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.  We encourage you to read the memorials of each of these officers and remember the fallen:

Correctional Officer Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PR)





Police Officer Raymond Harris
New York City Police Department (NY)





Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson
Tennessee Department of Correction (TN)






Sergeant Jeffrey Cicora
New York State Police (NY)








Officer Andre Maurice Moye, Jr.
California Highway Patrol (CA)







Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs
Lyon County Sheriff's Office (IA)






Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon
Orange County Sheriff's Department CA)






Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins
Illinois State Police (IL)






Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte
Kinney County Sheriff's Office (TX)






Trooper Moises Sanchez
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol (TX)





Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Voyles
Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department (MS)






Undersheriff Stephen B. McLoud
Cayuga County Sheriff's Office (NY)







Thursday, August 8, 2019

End of Watch Report July 2019

Line of Duty Death report for July 2019 showing 8 LODDs in July and 69 total LODDs YTD, a 36% decrease from this time last year

In July 2019, eight officers died in the line of duty in the United States, bringing the year-to-date total to 69 officers.  This is a 36% decrease from the same time last year.

Of the eight officers who gave their lives in July, three died as a result of gunfire, three died in auto-related incidents (one struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault, and one auto crash), one officer died from a heart attack, and one died as the result of a duty-related illness.

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 July 2019.  Please take a moment to read the memorials and remember the fallen.


Deputy Sheriff Carlos A. Ramirez
Kendall County Sheriff's Office (TX)


 



Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV
Metro Nashville Police Department (TN)







Deputy Sheriff Omar Diaz
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)








Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Blane Dixon
Hall County Sheriff's Office (GA)







Conservation Officer Shannon Lee "Opie" Barron
Red Lake Nation Conservation Department (Tribal Police)






Sergeant Michael Stephen
Stone County Sheriff's Office (AR)






Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz
Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL)






Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)









Tuesday, July 9, 2019

End of Watch Report June 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)