Monday, October 7, 2019

End of Watch Report September 2019

September 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 8 LODDs in Sept 2019: 4 gunfire, 1 auto, 1 heart attack, and 2 other causes of death. Total YTD is 94, a 26% decrease from last year at the same time.

In September 2019, eight law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those eight deaths, three were the result of felonious gunfire, one was the result of inadvertent gunfire, one was the result of an automobile crash, one was the result of a heart attack, and two officers died due to 9/11-related illness.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2019 stood at 94 at the end of September, a 26% decrease compared to the same time frame last year.  Line of duty deaths are down in all four major categories tracked by ODMP, a trend we hope to see continue throughout this 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.  Please take a moment to read each of the memorials for the officers who died in the line of duty last month and remember the fallen:

Detective Joseph Paolillo
New York City Police Department (NY)

Investigator Dornell Cousette
Tuscaloosa Police Department (AL)

Police Officer Derrick Bishop
New York City Police Department (NY)

Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr.
Mandeville Police Department (LA)

Deputy Sheriff Chris Hulsey
Meade County Sheriff's Office (KY)

Sergeant Tracy Vickers
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)

Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Police Officer Brian Charles Mulkeen
New York City Police Department (NY)