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)