Wednesday, February 5, 2020

January 2020 End of Watch Report

Line of Duty Death report for January 2020 showing 12 line of duty deaths nationally, an 8% decrease from last January.

January 2020 started the year with a total of twelve line of duty deaths across the country.  Of those twelve deaths, three were the result of gunfire, seven were auto-related (two vehicular assault, two struck by vehicle, one vehicle pursuit, one auto crash, and one motorcycle crash), one was the result of a heart attack, and one was due to a 9/11-related illness.  Of the twelve officers who died in January 2020, four were women.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved on to a line of duty death last month and asks that you take the time to read their memorials and remember the fallen.

Investigator Ryan D. Fortini
New York State Police (NY)

Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler
Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety (SC)

Police Officer Paul Dunn
Lakeland Police Department (FL)

Police Officer Nicholas Reyna
Lubbock Police Department (TX)

Detective Amber Joy Leist
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (CA)

Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor
Bryan County Sheriff's Office (OK)

Officer Tiffany Victoria Billon Enriquez
Honolulu Police Department (HI)

Officer Kaulike Kalama
Honolulu Police Department (HI)

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman
Long County Sheriff's Office (GA)

Police Officer Katherine Mary Thyne
Newport News Police Department (VA)

Major Angelanette Moore
Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (VA)

Police Officer Alan McCollum
Corpus Christi Police Department (TX)

Thursday, January 9, 2020

December 2019 End of Watch Report

December 2019 Line of Duty Death Report showing 19 total Line of Duty Deaths for a yearly total of 134, a 20% decrease from the total for 2018

In December 2019, nineteen officers in the United States died in the line of duty, making December the deadliest month of the year. Of those nineteen, nine line of duty deaths were auto-related (four automobile crashes, three vehicular assault, one vehicle assault, and one struck by vehicle); five were the result of gunfire; two were the result of heart attacks; two were the result of 9/11-related illnesses, and one was due to an explosion.

The yearly total for 2019, then, stands at 134 line of duty deaths nationally, a 20% decrease from 2018, and down in all four categories tracked by ODMP (gunfire, auto, heart, and other).

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 December 2019. Please take a moment to read the memorials of those officers who died in the line of duty and remember the fallen.

Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth
Colorado Department of Corrections (CO)

Agent Billy Fred Clardy, III
Huntsville Police Department (AL)

Deputy Chief Vincent A. DeMarino
New York City Police Department (NY)

Police Officer Stephen Paul Carr
Fayetteville Police Department (AR)

Sergeant Christopher Charles Lewis Brewster
Houston Police Department (TX)

Detective Joseph Seals
Jersey City Police Department (NJ)

Sergeant Kaila Marie Sullivan
Nassau Bay Police Department (TX)

Constable Eula Ray "Raye" Hawkins
Panola County Constable's Office (MS)

Chief Deputy Bobby Wayne Jacobs
Knott County Sheriff's Office (KY)

Private First Class Michael Shawn Latu
Marion County Sheriff's Office (SC)

Sergeant Anthony Oglesby, Jr. 
U.S. Dept of Defense - Naval District Washington Police Department (U.S. Gov't)

Sergeant Scott Johnston
New York City Police Department (NY)

Police Officer Jose Humberto Meza
Burnet Police Department (TX)

Detective Clifton Martinez
San Antonio Independent School District Police Department (TX)

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Charles Pfluger
San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Deputy Sheriff Cooper Dyson
Pierce County Sheriff's Department (WA)

Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol
Hendersonville Police Department (TN)

Police Officer Jerry Clyde Singleton
Fairfield Glade Police Department (TN)

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson
Panola County Sheriff's Office (TX)