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)