Tuesday, October 6, 2020

End of Watch Report September 2020


In September 2020, twenty law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States, bringing our year-to-date total up to 212 officers, a 91% increase over the same time last year.  The increase is largely due to the high number of COVID deaths in the law enforcement community:117 so far in 2020.

Of the twenty deaths in September, seven were due to COVID-19; six were auto-related (four auto crashes, one struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault); four deaths were the result of gunfire, one was due to assault, one was the result of 9/11-related cancer, and one was sue to another duty-related illness.

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 and we ask our supporters to take moment to read the memorials from September 2020 and remember the fallen.

Corporal Charles E. Holt
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office (TX) 

Corporal Bryant Searcy
Wayne County Sheriff's Office (MI)

Detective Peter "Pietro" Gianfrancesco
New York City Police Department (NY) 

Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod
Georgia Department of  Natural Resources (GA)

Trooper Thomas William Devlin
Massachusetts State Police (MA)

Detective James M. Skernivitz
Cleveland Division of Police (OH)

Police Officer Sean C. Peek
Cleveland Division of Police (OH)

Detective Jose Mora
Fresno County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Investigator Luis "Mario" Herrera
Fresno County Sheriff's Office (CA)

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Phillip Hendrix
Henderson County Sheriff's Office (NC)

Deputy Sheriff Angela Chavers
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Corrections Officer Susan Ann Roberts
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (FL)

Senior Airman Jason Khai Phan
U.S. Air Force Security Forces (U.S. Gov't)

Sergeant Alvin R. Sugrañes-Lebrón
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PR)

Sergeant Charles Edward Norton
Richmond County Sheriff's Office (GA)

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith
McClennan County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Master Jail Officer Robert Charles Sanukjian
Hampton Roads Regional Jail (VA)

Sergeant Ethan Kaskin
Anderson Police Department (SC)

Deputy Sheriff Kenny Ingram
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (GA)
Deputy Sheriff Anthony White
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (GA)