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)