First responders experience extreme physical demands, often in hazardous environments. Many tragedies occur suddenly and without warning. Gunshot wounds, building collapses, vehicular accidents, assaults and other causal factors contribute to untimely deaths in our emergency response community.
Further, first responders face several threats to occupational related diseases such as cancer and cardiorespiratory related maladies. Law enforcement, firefighting and rescue activities are inherently dangerous occupations.
This page serves as a dedication to the fallen, their families and loved ones, their agencies and to the entire first responder community.
The IPSA recognizes there are no international definitions for what constitutes a line of duty death. There is also no international clearinghouse that captures all line of duty deaths. Given that we are an international organization, we will do our best to recogize fallen heroes as we learn about them.
Officer Joseph Shinners
Lieutenant Eric Hosette
Probationary Firefighter Steven H. Pollard
Officer Dale Woods
Officer Clayton Townsend
Rookie Officer Chatéri Payne
Officer Natalie Corona
Master Corporal Simon Cartannaz
First Class Sapper Nathanaël Josselin
Trooper Christopher Lambert
Sergeant Wytasha Carter
K9 Officer Haas
Firefighter Rick Telles
Deputy Sheriff Ray Horn