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)