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