Monday, April 6, 2020

End of Watch March 2020

In March of 2020, eleven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across the United States. Of those eleven deaths, five were the result of gunfire, five were auto-related (three automobile crashes, one vehicular assault, one vehicle pursuit), and one was the result of a heart attack.

The total number of line of duty deaths in 2020 stands at 32 at the end of March, which is a 20% decrease from the same time period 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 March. Please take a moment to read their memorials and remember the fallen:

Police Officer Brent William Perry Scrimshire
Hot Springs Police Department (AR)

Sergeant James R. O'Connor IV
Philadelphia Police Department (PA)

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh
Springfield Police Department (MO)

Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor
Bibb County Sheriff's Office (GA)

Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius
Travis County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant
Springdale Police Department (OH)

Trooper Justin R. Schaffer
Washington State Patrol (WA)

Trooper Nolan James Sanders
North Carolina Highway Patrol (NC)

Sergeant Ben Jenkins
Nevada Highway Patrol (NV)

Commander Greg Carnicle
Phoenix Police Department (AZ)

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker
Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office (TX)