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-PĂ©rez
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)








Thursday, February 7, 2019

End Of Watch Report January 2019

[Image: Infograph showing 10 line of duty deaths in the U.S. in January 2019, an 11% increase over this time last year]


In January 2019, ten officers across the United States gave their lives in the line of duty.  Of those ten officers, four were killed in auto-related incidents (two struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault, one auto crash), four died as the result of felonious gunfire, and two died from heart attacks.  Nine of those officers were male and one was female.  January's LODD total is 11% higher than January of last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies that 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.
 
Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners
Provo Police Department, UT


Police Officer Dale James Woods
Colerain Township Police Department, OH






Police Officer Clayton Joel Townsend
Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police








Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona
Davis Police Department, CA







Trooper Christopher Lambert
Illinois State Police, IL








Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter
Birmingham Police Department, AL







Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel
U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Government
 







Deputy Sheriff Ray Elwin Horn III
Comal County Sheriff's Office, TX








Police Officer Sean Paul Tuder
Mobile Police Department, AL







Deputy Sheriff Joshua Bryan "LJ" Ryer, Jr.
Glascock County Sheriff's Office, GA

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Updated ODMP Subscription Features -- Sign up today!

Image of ODMP "Sign Up for an ODMP Account" page on the website, found under the "Get Involved" drop down


This week, the ODMP website rolled out several new features in order to maintain a respectful atmosphere within our Memorial & Reflection pages.

Being an ODMP subscriber has always provided our supporters with specific benefits by enabling them to:
  • Manage subscriptions to ODMP's LODD notices, No Parole notices, EOW report, monthly newsletter, and more
  • Add fallen officers and K9s to a personal "My Heroes" page for quick access to their Memorials
  • Save a customized Reflections signature and go through a quicker Reflections review process

New features will also enable subscribers to:

  • View, edit, or delete past Reflections left for any officer
  • See their "My Heroes" page directly on the main ODMP homepage
The main ODMP homepage will feature a "My Heroes" section for all logged-in subscribers

Due to a noticeable increase in abuse by anti-police visitors, however, we've implemented several new steps to prevent negative and hateful messages from being posted as Reflections on Memorial pages or being mailed to agencies following line of duty deaths.

The most significant change will be a requirement to be logged in to view agency contact information or to leave an immediate Reflection. Visitors who would prefer not to create an account, but still wish to leave a Reflection, will have to go through a separate, one-time email verification process before Reflections are reviewed and posted to memorials.

Users can manage their profiles by clicking on "My Account" in the ODMP top-level menu bar

We encourage all our supporters to subscribe to ODMP in order to have access to the full array of features on our site, and we're confident that these new steps will enable us to maintain ODMP's Memorial & Reflection pages with a more respectful atmosphere and to prevent negative messages from being sent to agencies who have lost officers to line of duty deaths.

If you have questions about subscribing to ODMP, please email us at [email protected].

Monday, January 7, 2019

End of Watch Report December 2018


In the final month of 2018, a total of ten law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the U.S., bringing the annual total to 148 fallen officers.  Of the ten officers who gave their lives in December, half were the result of auto-related incidents: one vehicle pursuit, one auto crash, one ATV crash, one vehicular assault, and one struck by vehicle.  Two officers died in December 2018 after being struck by a train.  The final three line of duty deaths last month were the result of gunfire.

At the end of 2018, line of duty deaths annually were up by 6% over 2017, but it should be noted that 2017 had the second lowest number of line of duty deaths in the last decade.  The 2018 LODD total is the second lowest annual total in the last five years, and the third lowest since 2010. We are hopeful that this downward trend continues.

The Officer Down Memorial Page offers our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in December 2018.  Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Sergeant Matthew Troy Moreno
Las Animas County Sheriff's Office (CO)






Police Officer Jermaine Brown
Miami-Dade Police Department (FL)







Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram
Charlestown Police Department (IN)







Police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores
DeKalb County Police Department (GA)






Police Officer Jason Quick
Lumberton Police Department (NC)






Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Police Officer Conrad Charles Gary
Chicago Police Department (IL)






Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht
Louisville Metro Police Department (KY)






Corporal Ronil Singh
Newman Police Department (CA)






Police Officer II Michael Wayne Smith
Henry County Police Deparment (GA)