Monday, March 9, 2020

End of Watch Report February 2020

Line of Duty Death Report for February 2020 showing 8 LODDs for the month, bringing the YTD total to 21, a 28% decrease from this time last year
In February 2020, eight law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States.  Of those eight deaths, five were due to gunfire and three were due to automobile crashes.  The year-to-date total number of line of duty deaths at the end of February stood at 21, which is a 28% decrease from the same time last 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 in February 2020; please take a moment to read each of the memorials for these officers and remember the fallen:

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten
Liberty County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Police Officer Nick O'Rear
Kimberly Police Department (AL)

Trooper Joseph Jon Bullock
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)


Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester
Richmond Police Department (IN)
Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below
DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)

Lieutenant Shirley Lanning
Canadian County Sheriff's Office (OK)

Officer David Kellywood
White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department (Tribal Police)

Corporal Andrew Gillette
Sumter County Sheriff's Office (SC)