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A recent spate of LODDs requires immediate action against the rising incivility, failed criminal justice reforms and the mental health crisis that endanger police officers’ lives
Saving a Hero’s Place Collaborates with museum to memorialize 23,785 officers lost in the line of duty
The chaotic event killed officer Jake Wallin, 23, and wounded officers Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes; the only officer left standing, Zach Robinson, stopped the heavily armed shooter without hesitation
Gov. Kathy Hochul dispatched the state police to provide event security after the agencies touched by the loss of two officers expressed concerns about being able to provide adequate coverage
Deputy John Coddou, 50, was a 20-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and “a public servant through and through”
“Officer Huesca was a kind spirit who cared deeply for his family, friends, and our city...” Superintendent Larry Snelling stated. "... It’s clear he has left behind a legacy of empathy and professionalism”
No arrests have been made and no motive has been released in the fatal shooting of Huesca, who was off-duty but in uniform at the time of the incident
Deputy Alfredo “Freddy” Flores, a 22-year veteran well-respected within the department, succumbed to third-degree burns he suffered in the Oct. 2023 incident
Oakland Police Department Officer Jordan Wingate, who was voted “Rookie of the Year” in 2018, medically retired two years after the crash; he succumbed to his injuries on April 20
The driver suspected of killing Deputy Tobin Bolter during a traffic stop was later involved in a standoff where he was killed after shooting at law enforcement officers
Deputy Tobin Bolter, 27, who joined the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in January, had been in law enforcement for seven years
The officer’s vehicle was taken, but police have not confirmed whether the shooting was part of a carjacking
Founder Dave Portnoy announced he will continue matching donations until the fundraiser reaches $1 million
Syracuse-area law enforcement officials said the shooter lured officers to his home, where he sprayed them with bullets from an illegally modified AR-15
The DA’s office, police department and police union have stated that the surviving suspect still ultimately caused the death of the officer and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible
The officers shot the suspect, accused of killing New Mexico State Police officer Justin Hare, after a 48-hour manhunt
Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile stated that people who knew the shooter said he harbored grudges against law enforcement after he was arrested for DUI in 2014
A passing driver noticed Deputy Fred Fislar was down and used his radio to notify dispatchers
Fallen Officer Michael Jensen’s father asked that the chaplain pray for his son’s colleagues who came to his aid and who will have to go out and do their job despite their grief
Sgt. William Marty Jackson II served in law enforcement for more than 50 years; he was chief of police from 1989 until he retired in 2008 before returning to the department as a sergeant
Chief Steven Singer had been a member of the Lake Lafayette Police Department for 20 years and had also worked part-time with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years
A Syracuse police officer and an Onondaga County sheriff’s deputy were both killed when they went to follow up on a traffic stop where the driver sped away
Ross Bartlett, 54, was seated in his patrol vehicle and conducting a traffic stop when he was hit from behind
Interim Memphis Police Director CJ Davis identified the fallen officer as Joseph McKinney and said he had been on the force for about three years
Tate Rheaume was “engaged in extraordinarily dangerous driving” at more than 80 mph while also moving in and out of traffic before the fatal crash, according to the Rutland County State’s Attorney
Chief William Anthony Anderson Sr. had served with the Northeast Mississippi Community College Campus Police for almost 10 years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 24 years
Deputy Jermyius Young died on April 5 after being injured in a single-vehicle crash two days prior; Young began working at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office when he was 18 years old
LA County Sheriff James Barton, Deputy Charles Daly and Constables William Little and Charles Baker were honored with a metal plaque on the hill where they were killed in a shootout with a notorious bandit
Attorneys initially sought the death penalty for Elliahs Dorsey, who shot and killed Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Breann Leath