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Honoring Officers Killed in 2016

March 20, 2016

Aircraft accident: 1
Automobile accident: 5
Gunfire: 14
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicular assault: 1

By Month

January: 4
February: 10
March: 12

By State

California: 2
Colorado: 3
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Maryland: 3
Massachusetts: 1
Mississippi: 1
New Jersey: 1
North Dakota: 1
Ohio: 1
Oregon: 1
South Carolina: 1
Texas: 2
U.S. Government: 1
Utah: 1
Virginia: 1
West Virginia: 1

By Gender

Male: 25
Female: 1

Statistics

Average age: 37
Average tour of duty: 11 years, 2 months

K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 9

Asphyxiation: 1
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 4
Stabbed: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2

 

Police Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr.
Danville Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah
Police Officer Douglas Scott Barney, II.
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, UT
EOW: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Illinois
Correctional Officer Adam Conrad
Marion County Sheriff's Office, IL
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Government
Special Agent Scott McGuire
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, US
EOW: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Seaside Police Department, Oregon
Sergeant Jason Goodding
Seaside Police Department, OR
EOW: Friday, February 5, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California
Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne
Tulare County Sheriff's Office, CA
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado
Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer
Mesa County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland
Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon
Harford County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland
Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey
Harford County Sheriff's Office, MD
EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Riverdale Police Department, Georgia
Major Gregory E. "Lem" Barney
Riverdale Police Department, GA
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Fargo Police Department, North Dakota
Police Officer Jason Moszer
Fargo Police Department, ND
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi
Special Agent Lee Tartt
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, MS
EOW: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado
Corporal Nate Carrigan
Park County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Prince William County Police Department, Virginia
Officer Ashley Marie Guindon
Prince William County Police Department, VA
EOW: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado
Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell
Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, CO
EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Euless Police Department, Texas
Police Officer David Stefan Hofer
Euless Police Department, TX
EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois
Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald
South Jacksonville Police Department, IL
EOW: Friday, March 4, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey
Trooper Sean E. Cullen
New Jersey State Police, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida
Deputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

California Highway Patrol, California
Officer Nathan Taylor
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland
Police Officer I Jacai D. Colson
Prince George's County Police Department, MD
EOW: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

El Paso Police Department, Texas
Patrolman David Ortiz
El Paso Police Department, TX
EOW: Monday, March 14, 2016
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia
First Sergeant Joseph G. Portaro
West Virginia State Police, WV
EOW: Monday, March 14, 2016
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts
Trooper Thomas Clardy
Massachusetts State Police, MA
EOW: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina
Police Officer III Allen Lee Jacobs
Greenville Police Department, SC
EOW: Friday, March 18, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Howard County Sheriff's Office, Indiana
Deputy Sheriff Carl A. Koontz
Howard County Sheriff's Office, IN
EOW: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California
K9 Jojo
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation

Canton Police Department, Ohio
K9 Jethro
Canton Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia
K9 Krijger
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Monday, January 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Smith County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas
K9 Ogar
Smith County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX
EOW: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department, California
K9 Jag
Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska
K9 Kobus
Omaha Police Department, NE
EOW: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Rutland County Sheriff's Office, Vermont
K9 Betcha
Rutland County Sheriff's Office, VT
EOW: Friday, January 29, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department, Pennsylvania
K9 Aren
Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Stabbed

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee
K9 Vigor
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, TN
EOW: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Drowned