Thursday, November 5, 2020

End of Watch Report October 2020

In October 2020, seventeen law enforcement officers across the country died in the line of duty, bringing our year-to-date total to 240 fallen officers.  This represents a 104% increase over the same time in 2019.

Of the seventeen deaths in October, seven were the result of COVID-19, four were the result of gunfire, four were auto-related (two vehicular assault, two automobile crashes), one was the result of a duty-related illness, and one was a heart attack.

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 that our supporters take a moment to read the memorials and remember the fallen:

Police Officer Aubrey Travis Johnson, Jr.
Miami Police Department (FL)

Correctional Officer Donald E. Parker
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (TX)

Sergeant Dennis R. Oliver, Jr.
Highland Village Police Department (TX)
Police Officer Jacob William Hancher
Myrtle Beach Police Department (SC)
Detective Kevin Dwaine Collins
Pine Bluff Police Department (AR)

Sheriff Peter Smith
Sumter County Sheriff's Office (GA)

Detective Curt Holland
Commerce City Police Department (CO)

Major Rickie A. Groves
Kennett Police Department (MO)

Investigator Lemuel Delray Bruce
Houston  Fire Marshal's Office (TX)

Sergeant Harry Cohen
Riverside County Sheriff's Department (CA)

Sergeant Conley Jumper
Greenville County Sheriff's Office (SC)

Sergeant Harold L. Preston
Houston Police Department (TX)
Police Officer Alex Arango
Everman Police Department (TX)
Corporal Adam McMillan
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (OH)

Deputy Sheriff Raul Gomez
Wharton County Sheriff's Office (TX)

Corporal Daniel R. Abramovitz
Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office (KS)

Corporal Avery Hillman
Crisp County Sheriff's Office (GA)