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2014

Line of Duty Deaths

 

As of April 6,  2014

27

Law Enforcement Officers have lost their

 lives in the line of duty this year

Deputy Sheriff David "Bubba" Johnson
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detective Sergeant Tom Smith
Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Police Officer Kristian Willhight
Burns Flat Police Department, OK
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Undersheriff Brian Beck
Washita County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Sergeant David Baldwin
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Animal Control Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer
Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Monday, January 27, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sergeant Cory Wride
Utah County Sheriff's Office, UT
EOW: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Percy Lee House, III
Greensville County Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Friday, January 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Correctional Officer Amanda Baker
Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, NE
EOW: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Cause of Death: Assault

Officer Brian Law
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Officer Juan Gonzalez
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Detective John Hobbs
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Monday, March 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, March 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, March 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Officer Jason Crisp
United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US
EOW: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Marc Uland Kelley
Trinity University Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, March 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson
Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Monday, March 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Police Officer James Morrissy
Oak Forest Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, March 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Robert German
Windermere Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Master-at-Arms Mark Mayo
United States Navy Security Forces, US
EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Alexander Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC
EOW: Monday, March 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer David W. Smith
Johnson City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, March 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Gregg Maloney
Plymouth Police Department, MA
EOW: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Deputy Sheriff Ernest T. Franklin
Barren County Sheriff's Office, KY
EOW: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

 

2013

Line of Duty Deaths

 

As of December 31,  2013

106

Law Enforcement Officers have lost their

 lives in the line of duty this year

Agent Mayra Ramírez-Barreto
Puerto Rico Department of Justice, PR
EOW: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Correctional Officer Eliezer Colón-Claussells
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, PR
EOW: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Kevin A. Tonn
Galt Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Trooper Michael Slagle
Tennessee Highway Patrol, TN
EOW: Friday, January 25, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sergeant Rick Riggenbach
Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, TR
EOW: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer William Michael McGary
Conway Police Department, AR
EOW: Friday, February 1, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Sergeant Patrick Divers
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Friday, February 1, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Police Officer Patricia A. "Patty" Parete
Buffalo Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Grimsley
Portsmouth Sheriff's Office, VA
EOW: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence
University of Southern California Department of Public Safety, CA
EOW: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Michael Crain
Riverside Police Department, CA
EOW: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detective Jeremiah MacKay
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detective Christopher Simpson
Chesterfield Police Department, MO
EOW: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Police Officer Josh Lynaugh
St. Paul Police Department, MN
EOW: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Monday, February 25, 2013
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Sergeant Loran "Butch" Baker
Santa Cruz Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detective Elizabeth Butler
Santa Cruz Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sergeant Gary Morales
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Corporal Terry Johnson
Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Master Trooper Junius A. Walker
Virginia State Police, VA
EOW: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole
Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, AK
EOW: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Chief Randy Boykin
Enterprise Police Department, MS
EOW: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Executive Director Tom Clements
Colorado Department of Corrections, CO
EOW: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sergeant Gilbert Cortez
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA
EOW: Monday, March 25, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Director Larry Johnson
Fifth Judicial District Drug Task Force, AR
EOW: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Trooper James Sauter
Illinois State Police, IL
EOW: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Trooper Tage Toll
Alaska State Troopers, AK
EOW: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Correctional Officer Brandon Elliot Kountz
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Sheriff Eugene Crum
Mingo County Sheriff's Office, WV
EOW: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Detective Eric Smith
Jackson Police Department, MS
EOW: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Hans Fifer
Faulkner County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Monday, April 8, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Chief of Police Anthony Q. Barfield, Sr.
Barwick Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Police Officer Donald Bishop
Town of Brookfield Police Department, WI
EOW: Friday, April 12, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester
Opelousas Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Patrol Officer Sean Collier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key
Grayson County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Deputy Sheriff Douglas Leon Hanna
Washita County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph "Shane" Robbins
Polk County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Friday, April 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Larry Candelari
Pasadena Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, April 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Patrolman William J. "Jerry" McCarthy, IV
Shenango Township Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Officer Tim Huffman
Arizona Department of Public Safety, AZ
EOW: Monday, May 6, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Special Agent Christopher Lorek
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Friday, May 17, 2013
Cause of Death: Training accident

Special Agent Stephen Shaw
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, US
EOW: Friday, May 17, 2013
Cause of Death: Training accident

Police Officer Daryl Raetz
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Tim Causey
Horry County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Fire

Police Officer Jason Ellis
Bardstown Police Department, KY
EOW: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sheriff Cody Carpenter
Scott County Sheriff's Office, AR
EOW: Friday, May 31, 2013
Cause of Death: Drowned

Trooper Sean O'Connell
Washington State Patrol, WA
EOW: Friday, May 31, 2013
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Wildlife Officer Joel Campora
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, AR
EOW: Friday, May 31, 2013
Cause of Death: Drowned

Police Officer William Jason Sprague
Texarkana Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Deputy Sheriff Steven G. Netherland
Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Monday, June 24, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean
Hood County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Rodney R. Thomas
New Orleans Police Department, LA
EOW: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Sergeant Leonard Robert Luna, Jr.
Hawthorne Police Department, CA
EOW: Monday, July 8, 2013
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Police Officer Robert "Bobby" Hornsby
Killeen Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Bruce Daniel Jacobs
Jackson Police Department, MS
EOW: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Police Officer David VanBuskirk
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Monday, July 22, 2013
Cause of Death: Fall

Trooper Winston I. Martindale
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cause of Death: Fall

Corporal Thomas Keith Slay
Columbus Police Department, GA
EOW: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Watson
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sergeant Mike Wilson
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Monday, August 5, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sergeant Jorge Luis "JL" Garcia
Pharr Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, August 9, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann
DeKalb County Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Trooper William P. Keane
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Friday, August 23, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Police Officer Jason Schneider
Baltimore County Police Department, MD
EOW: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Sergeant Derek Johnson
Draper Police Department, UT
EOW: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Corporal Van Perry
Carthage Police Department, MS
EOW: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Deputy Sheriff Michael Neal Freeman
Harrison County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Trooper Paul Butterfield
Michigan State Police, MI
EOW: Monday, September 9, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff David E. Allford
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, OK
EOW: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Jamie Buenting
Rockwell City Police Department, IA
EOW: Friday, September 13, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Rodney Wayne Jones
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell
Orange Beach Police Department, AL
EOW: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Rod Bradway
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
EOW: Friday, September 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera
Broward County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Jon Coutchie
Laguna Beach Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Detective Sergeant Frank J. Lema, Sr.
United States Department of Defense - Naval Station Newport Police Department, US
EOW: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Dustin Blake Hamilton
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
EOW: Friday, September 27, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Sheriff Billy "Bubba" Kennedy
Upton County Sheriff's Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Special Agent Joseph M. Peters
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, US
EOW: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Cause of Death: Bomb

Lieutenant Clay Crabb
Austin Police Department, TX
EOW: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Patrick Hill
Detroit Police Department, MI
EOW: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Deputy Sheriff Allen Kay
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, AL
EOW: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Acting Police Chief Nicholas J. Colabufo
Hawthorne Park District Police Department, IL
EOW: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Police Officer Keith Crenshaw
Eupora Police Department, MS
EOW: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Senior Police Officer Robert Bingaman
Asheville Police Department, NC
EOW: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier
Pontiac Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Police Chief Steven Fleming
Gainesville Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, November 1, 2013
Cause of Death: Fall

Reserve Officer Robert Libke
Oregon City Police Department, OR
EOW: Monday, November 4, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Patrolman Edward A. Wehe
Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department, PA
EOW: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Trooper Ross M. Riley
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Fall

Supervisor Michael Clifton Baskett
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, US
EOW: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Antwine
Florence County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Friday, November 29, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sergeant Robert Baron
Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, NM
EOW: Friday, December 6, 2013
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Adam Davis
Bell County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Petty Officer Travis Raymond Obendorf
United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, US
EOW: Friday, December 13, 2013
Cause of Death: Boating accident

Trooper David Cunniff
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Sheriff Clinton H. Frazier
Union County Sheriff's Office, MS
EOW: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Sergeant Investigator Adam Sowders
Burleson County Sheriff's Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Robert C. Deckard, Jr.
San Antonio Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, December 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Investigator Cuauhtemoc Estrada
Cook County Sheriff's Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, December 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Investigator Jeffrey Hugh Bryant
Centre Police Department, AL
EOW: Friday, December 20, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Sergeant Kevin "Gale" Stauffer
Tupelo Police Department, MS
EOW: Monday, December 23, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Wayne Meyst
Tulare County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Officer Darrell Jean Windhaus
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, US
EOW: Sunday, December 29, 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

 

 

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