Thursday, August 8, 2019

End of Watch Report July 2019

Line of Duty Death report for July 2019 showing 8 LODDs in July and 69 total LODDs YTD, a 36% decrease from this time last year

In July 2019, eight officers died in the line of duty in the United States, bringing the year-to-date total to 69 officers.  This is a 36% decrease from the same time last year.

Of the eight officers who gave their lives in July, three died as a result of gunfire, three died in auto-related incidents (one struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault, and one auto crash), one officer died from a heart attack, and one died as the result of a duty-related illness.

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 July 2019.  Please take a moment to read the memorials and remember the fallen.

Deputy Sheriff Carlos A. Ramirez
Kendall County Sheriff's Office (TX)


Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV
Metro Nashville Police Department (TN)

Deputy Sheriff Omar Diaz
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Blane Dixon
Hall County Sheriff's Office (GA)

Conservation Officer Shannon Lee "Opie" Barron
Red Lake Nation Conservation Department (Tribal Police)

Sergeant Michael Stephen
Stone County Sheriff's Office (AR)

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz
Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)