Tuesday, November 12, 2019

End of Watch Report October 2019

Line of Duty Death Report for Oct 2019 showing that 7 officers died in the line of duty, bringing the YTD total to 102, a 27% decrease from this time last year.

In October 2019, seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the country.  Of those seven, three died in auto-related incidents (two struck by vehicles and one auto crash), one officer died as a result of gunfire, one died of a heart attack, one officer died as the result of an assault, and one cause of death remains unidentified and is still under investigation.

The total number of line of duty deaths nationally at the end of October 2019 stood at 102, which is a 27% decrease from the same time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death in October 2019.  Please take a moment to read the memorials for each of those officers and remember the fallen.

Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security--Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol (U.S. Gov't)

Trooper Peter R. Stephan
Indiana State Police (IN)

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones
Falls County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Captain Albert E. Torres
Los Angeles Dept of Recreation and Parks (CA)

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Otto Allmendinger
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office (MT)

Deputy Sheriff Brian Ishmael
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Detention Officer Gene Lee
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (AZ)