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INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION
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2019 Fatalities/LODDs

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.

192 Fatalities Reported in 2019*
(does not include comprehensive suicide data)

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. 

November

Firefighter Brian Serdynski
Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department (WI)
Country: United States
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Cause: Heart attack 


Police Officer Jonathan Diaz
Lemoore Police Department (CA)
Country: United States
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Cause: GSW (DV, off-duty)




Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp
Lynden Police Department (WA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle 




Assistant District Chief Dwain S. Bradshaw
Escambia County Fire Rescue (FL)
Country: United States
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle 



Detective Jorge Rene DelRio
Dayton Police Department (OH)
Country: United States
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Cause: GSW (Search warrant)





Chief John Sing
Boys Town Fire & Rescue (NE)
Country: United States
Monday, November 11, 2019
Cause: Heart attack



K9 Harlej
Fishers Police Department (IN)
Country: United States
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Cause: GSW 



Lieutenant Jason Menard
Worcester Fire Department (MA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Cause: Caught/trapped in fire




October

Fire Captain Paul Rotondaro
Merced County Fire Department (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Cause: Vehicle accident


Assistant Fire Chief Christian Dean Johnson
Okanogan Fire Department (WA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Cause: Caught/Trapped/Burns



K9 EJ
New York State Police (NY)
Country: United States
Wednesday, October 2, 20219
Cause: Heat Exhaustion 


Police Officer (Name not known)
Préfecture de Police
Country: France
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Cause: Knife attack/ambush


Police Officer (Name not known)
Préfecture de Police
Country: France
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Cause: Knife attack/ambush


Police Officer (Name not known)
Préfecture de Police
Country: France
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Cause: Knife attack/ambush

Police Officer (Name not known)
Préfecture de Police
Country: France
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Cause: Knife attack/ambush


Police Officer (Name not known)
Préfecture de Police
Country: France
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Cause: Knife attack/ambush



Fire Engineer Paul Quattlebaum
Lexington County Fire Service (SC)
Country: United States
Friday, October 4, 2019
Cause: Trauma (Struck by a semi-truck)


Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten
U.S. DHS, CBP
Country: United States
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Cause: Unknown



K9 Sampson
Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN)
Country: United States
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Cause: Died during surgery, on-duty accident





K9 Hooch
Alabama Department of Corrections (AL)
Country: United States
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle while tracking escapee



Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones
Falls County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Friday, October 11, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




Trooper Peter R. Stephan
Indiana State Police (IN)
Country: United States
Friday, October 11, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash



Captain Albert Torres
Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks (CA)
Country: United States
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Cause: Heart attack




Firefighter Steven Paul Henderson
Louise Volunteer Fire Department (TX)
Country: United States
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle



Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba
Montgomery County Police Department (MD)
Country: United States
Monday, October 14, 2019
Cause: GSW (On-duty suicide)




Firefighter Greg Garza
San Antonio Fire Department (TX)
Country: United States
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




K9 Rocco
Tulare County Sheriff's Office (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




Firefighter Michael Johnston
Equality Volunteer Fire Department (AL)
Country: United States
Friday, October 18, 2019
Cause: Vehicle accident




Deputy Sheriff Jake Allmendinger
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office (MT)
Country: United States
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




Firefighter Robert H. Bush
Homer Fire Department (NY)
Country: United States
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Cause: Medical, unknown (training drill)


Deputy Sheriff Brian Ishmael
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Cause: GSW 


Firefighter Alex Graham
DC Fire and EMS Department (D.C.)
Country: United States

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Cause: Medical (aortic dissection)


Detention Officer Gene Lee
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (AZ)
Country: United States
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Cause: Inmate Assault 



September

K9 Thor
Vicksburg Police Department (MS)
Country: United States
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Cause: Heat exhaustion (in patrol vehicle)


Detective Joseph Paolillo
New York City Police Department (NY)
Country: United States
Monday, September 9, 2019
Cause: Cancer (9/11 related illness)



Captain Michael Bell
Farmington Fire Rescue (ME)
Country: United States
Monday, September 16, 2019
Cause: Explosion


Investigator Dornell Cousette
Tuscaloosa Police Department (AL)
Country: United States
Monday, September 16, 2019
Cause: GSW (serving a warrant)




Firefighter Ed Nulton
Kunkle Fire Company (PA)
Country: United States
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle (2018 incident)


Police Officer Derrick Bishop
NYPD (NY)
Country: United States
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Cause: Cancer (9/11 related)


Captain Claud G. Messer
Jonathan Creek Fire and Rescue (NC)
Country: United States
Friday, September 20, 2019
Cause: Vehicle accident


Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr.
Mandeville Police Department (LA)
Country: United States 
Friday, September 20, 2019
Cause: GSW (following vehicle pursuit)


Firefighter Kenneth Stavinoha
Houston Fire Department (TX)
Country: United States
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Cause: Medical (unknown)


Deputy Sheriff Chris Hulsey
Meade County Sheriff's Office (KY)
Country: United States
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Cause: Heart attack (executing search warrant)



Firefighter-Paramedic Scott R. Neumann
Martin County Fire Rescue (FL)
Country: United States
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Cause: Medical (unknown)




Trooper Tracy Vickers
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)
Country: United States
Friday, September 27, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash




Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Friday, September 27, 2019
Cause: GSW (traffic stop)



Police Officer Brian Mulkeen
New York City Police Department (NY)
Country: United States
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Cause: GSW (accidental)



August

Correctional Officer Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections 
Country: U.S. Territory, Pureto Rico
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Cause: Assault (by an inmate)


Fire Chief/Public Safety Director James E. Sommers
Suwannee Fire Rescue (FL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle


Police Officer Raymond Harris
New York City Police Department (NY)
Country: United States
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Cause: Cancer (9/11 related illness)


Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson
Tennessee Department of Correction (TN)
Country: United States
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Cause: Assault




Firefighter Norman Edward Klenow
East Tawas Fire Department (MI)
Country: United States
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Cause: Heart Attack


Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan
FDNY Squad 41 (NY)
Country: United States
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Cause: Heart attack


Sergeant Jeffrey Cicora
New York State Police (NY)
Country: United States
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Cause: Cancer - 9/11 related illness



Officer Andre Moye
California Highway Patrol (CA)
Country: United States
Monday, August 12, 2019
Cause: GSW (traffic stop)


Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs
Lyon County Sheriff's Office (IA)
Country: United States
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash


Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman
Buchanan Valley Volunteer FD (PA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Cause: Fall/trauma


K9 Rocco
Vernal Police Department (UT)
Country: United States
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle


K9 Ozzy
Long Beach Police Department (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Cause: Heat exhaustion 


K9 Rambo
Greensboro Police Department (NC)
Country: United States
Friday, August 16, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle


Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins
Illinois State Police (IL)
Country: United States
Friday, August 23, 2019
Cause: GSW (search warrant)


Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte
Kinney County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Friday, August 23, 2019
Cause: Heart attack



Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon
Orange County Sheriff's Department (CA)
Country: United States
Friday, August 23, 2019
Cause: Medical (from 7/13/2013 SWAT training)




Trooper Moises Sanchez
Texas DPS (TX)
Country: United States
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Cause: GSW (4/6/2019 incident)



Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Voyles
Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department (MS)
Country: United States
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash



Undersheriff Stephen B. McLoud
Cayuga County Sheriff's Office (NY)
United States
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Cause: Cancer, 9/11 related illness


July

Chief William "Casey" White
Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department (NM)
Country: United States
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Cause: Heart attack (stress/overexertion)


Deputy Sheriff Carlos Ramirez
Kendall County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




Police Officer John Anderson
Metro Nashville Police Department (TN)
Country: United States
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Cause: Vehicular assault


Deputy Sheriff Omar Diaz
Harris County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Cause: Duty related illness



Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Dixon
Hall County Sheriff's Office (GA)
Country: United States
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Cause: GSW (following a vehicle pursuit)

Conservation Officer Shannon Barron
Red Lake Nation Conservation Department
Tribal Police
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Cause: Heart attack



K9 Cas
Whitley County Sheriff's Office (IN)
Country: United States
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Cause: Patrol vehicle fire (struck during pursuit)



Lieutenant Neil B. Cope
North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept. (PA)
Country: United States
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Cause: Unknown (under investigation)



K9 Havoc
Utah County Sheriff's Office (UT)
Country: United States
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Cause: Struck by a vehicle


Sergeant Michael Stephen
Stone County Sheriff's Office (AR)
Country: United States
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Cause: GSW (domestic incident)


K9 Verro
Paulding County Sheriff's Office (GA)
Country: United States
Friday, July 19, 2019
Cause: GSW (mistaken identity)


K9 Jake
Alabama Department of Corrections (AL)
Country: United States
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Cause: Exposure to toxins



Detective Christopher Cranston
New York City Police Department (NY)
Country: United States
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Cause: Cancer (9/11 related illness)




Driver/Operator Jeff Stroble
City of Roswell Fire Department (NM)
Country: United States
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Cause: Trauma (fireworks explosion)


Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz
Broward County Sheriff's Office (FL)
Country: United States
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash



K9 Windy
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, (CA)
Country: United States
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Cause: Valley Fever


Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)
Country: United States
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Cause: GSW



Detective James J. Biello
Atlanta Police Department (GA)
Country: United States
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Cause: GSW (from 4/15/1987 incident)




Firefighter Yaroslav Katkov
CAL FIRE (CA)
Country: United States
Monday, July 29, 2019
Cause: Medical Emergency


June

Police Officer William J. Leahy
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (NY)
Country: United States
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Cause: 9/11 related illness



Police Officer Albert J. Castaneda
Grand Prairie Police Department (TX)
Country: United States
Friday, June 7, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Moore
Maryland Heights Fire Protection District (MO)
Country: United States
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Cause: Medical (investigation pending)


Police Officer Esmeralda Ramirez
Los Angeles Police Department (CA)
Country: United States
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash (injuries from 2015)




Sergeant David Jones Fitzpatrick
The Colony Police Department (TX)
Country: United States
Monday, June 10, 2019
Cause: Heart attack



Deputy Sheriff Julius "Jay" Dailey
Monroe County Sheriff's Office (AL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash

Officer Steven J. Brown
Port St. Lucie Police Department (FL)
Country: United States
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Cause: Heart attack 


Trooper William Moden
Colorado State Patrol (CO)
Country: United States
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle




Acting Captain Todd Lanthrip
Mathiston Volunteer Fire Department (MI)
Country: United States
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Cause: Heart attack


Lieutenant Robert Jones
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (NY)
Country: United States
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Cause: Surgery complications (duty related trauma)


Firefighter/Paramedic Jared Wayne Echols
Springville Fire & Rescue (AL)
Country: United States
Monday, June 17, 2019
Cause: Stress/Overexertion



Patrol Officer John D. Hetland
Racine Police Department (WI)
Country: United States
Monday, June 17, 2019
Cause: GSW (off-duty)



Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan
Sacramento Police Department (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Cause: GSW (domestic disturbance)


Trooper Jerry L. Smith
Nebraska State Patrol (NE)
Country: United States
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash


Corporal Jose "Speedy" Espericueta
Mission Police Department (TX)
Country: United States
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Cause: GSW


Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt
Jasper County Fire Rescue (SC)
Country: United States
Friday, June 21, 2019
Cause: Unknown


Officer Michael Langsdorf
North County Police Cooperative (MO)

Country: United States
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Cause: GSW


Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (IL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Cause: GSW (disturbance call)



Firefighter Michael Powers
Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department (MD)
Country: United States
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Cause: Unknown

K9 Assuan
Marion Police Department (IN)
Country: United States
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Cause: Injured/Training Exercise



Detective Luis Alvarez
New York City Police Department (NY)
Country:  United States
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Cause: 9/11 related cancer/illness



May

K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon
Mooresville Police Department (NC)
Country: United States
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Cause: Gunfire




Firefighter Kody Vanfossan
Christopher Fire Department (IL)
Country: United States
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Cause: Fatal injury, mulit-alarm fire


Police Officer Robert McKeithen
Biloxi Police Department (MS)
Country: United States
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Cause: Gunfire


Trooper Matthew Gatti
Tennessee Highway Patrol (TN)
Country: United States
Monday, May 6, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash 




Police Officer Anthony Neri
Sanibel Police Department (FL)
Country: United States
Monday, May 6, 2019
Cause: Heart attack




Lieutenant Barry Boulton, Sr.
Plantation Fire Department (FL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Cause: Heart attack


Constable Willie Houston "Hoot" West
Lowndes County Constable's Office (MS)
Country: United States
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash



Sergeant Kelvin Ansari
Savannah Police Department (GA)
Country: United States
Friday, May 11, 2019
Cause: GSW 


Fire Police/Firefighter William Norm Franck
Willow Street Fire Company (PA)
Country: United States
Saturday, May 12, 2019
Cause: Medical/Cerebrovascular Accident


Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard
Appleton Fire Department (WI)
Country: United States
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Cause: GSW

 

Trooper Donald C. Brackett
Pennsylvania State Police (PA)
Country: United States
Saturday, May 18
Cause: Medical emergency

Police Officer William Buechner
Auburn Police Department (AL)
Country: United States
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Cause: GSW 



Senior Firefighter/Driver Engineer
Charles Alan Ruffing

Boise Fire Department (ID)
Country: United States
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Cause: On-duty suicide



Wildlife Biologist & Wildland Firefighter Angela Nicole Chadwick-Hawkins
US Army, Environmental Division/Wildland Fire 
Country: United States
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Cause: Unknown



K9 Officer Max
Portsmouth Police Department (NH)
Country: United States
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Cause: Training accident, internal injuries




K9 Officer Eli
Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)
Country: United States
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Cause: Heat exhaustion while tracking 



Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez
Manatí Municipal Police Department (PR)
Country: United States Territory 
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Cause: GSW (Off-duty)

Lieutenant Steven Whitstine
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)
Country: United States
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash



Lieutenant Joseph Johnson 
Seminole Police Department
Country: United States/Tribal Police
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash


April

Detective Ben Campbell
Maine State Police (ME)
Country: United States
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Cause: Accidental (roadside)



Deputy Sheriff Spencer Englett
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office (GA)
Country: United States
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Cause: Medical event during training


Sergeant Steven L. Licon
California Highway Patrol (CA)
Country: United States
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle (traffic stop)





Firefighter Kevin Lennon (ret.)
FDNY (NY)
Country: United States
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Cause: 9-11 related cancer


Lieutenant Timothy O’Neill (ret.)
FDNY (NY)
Country: United States
Friday, April 5, 2019
Cause: 9-11 related cancer


FDNY (NY)
Country: United States
April 5, 2019
Cause: 9-11 related cancer

Fire Marshal Michael Andreachi
FDNY (NY)
Country: United States
Friday, April 5, 2019
Cause: Not specified


Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office (WA)
Country: United States
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Cause: GSW



Volunteer Firefighter John Leming
Cape May Point Fire Company (NJ)
Country: United States
Monday, April 15, 2019
Cause: Cardiac arrest after training drill


Police Officer Kyle Olinger
Montgomery County Police Department (MD)
Country: United States
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Cause: Complications from 2003 GSW




Conservation Ofc. Eugene Wynn, Jr.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division (MN)
Country: United States
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Cause: Drowned



Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins
Northeast Lakeside Fire Department (AR)
Country: United States
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Cause: Heart attack 


Firefighter/EMT Brad Gregrich
Desoto County Fire Rescue (FL)
Country: United States
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Cause: Stroke






Special Agent in Charge Liquat A. "Leo" Khan
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division
Country: United States
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Cause: Heart attack 



K9 Biggie
Florida Department of Corrections (FL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Cause: Heat exhaustion/training exercise




March

Captain Joel Barnes 
Berwick Fire Department (ME)
Country: United States
Friday, March 1, 2019
Cause: Battling multi-alarm blaze


Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg
Midland Police Department (TX)
Country: United States
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Cause: GSW





Captain Jacob "Jake" Ringering
Godfrey Fire Protection District (IL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Cause: Structural collapse/fire


Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner
McHenry County Sheriff's Office (IL)
Country: United States
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Cause: GSW, arrest warrant


Corporal Daniel H. Groves
Colorado State Patrol (CO)
Country: United States
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle 



Firefighter Tiffany Hamdan
Marion Fire Department (MT)
Country: United States
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Cause: Accidental 



Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson
Kittitas County Sheriff's Office (WA)
Country: United States
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Cause: Gunfire, vehicle pursuit





Firefighter Michael Bernstein
Philadelphia Fire Department (PA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Cause: Medical emergency



Firefighter Skyler Blackie
Truro Fire Service (Nova Scotia) 
Country: Canada
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Cause: Injury from duty training



Police Officer Paul Rutherford
Phoenix Police Department (AZ)
Country: United States
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle


Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera
El Paso County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Cause: GSW during traffic stop





Captain Daniel Laird
U.S. Forest Service (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Cause: Helicopter crash




Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Illinois State Police (IL)
Country: United States
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Cause: Struck by vehicle


Firefighter James "Woody" Woodman
West Haven Fire Department (CT)
Country: United States
Friday, March 29, 2019 
Cause: Injuries from 10/5/1999 crash




Trooper Gerald Ellis
Illinois State Police (IL)
Country: United States
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash 


February

Corporal Shane Totty
Baton Rouge Police Department (LA)
Country: United States
Friday, February 1, 2019
Cause: Motorcycle crash


Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss
U.S. DHS, CBP
Country: United States
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Cause: Struck by a vehicle


Detective William Brewer
Clermont County Sheriff's Office (OH)
Country: United States
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Cause: GSW, barricaded, suicidal subject



SAR Team Member Jeff Dye 
Ventura County Sheriff's Office (CA)
Country: United States
Friday, February 2, 2019
Cause: Struck by a vehicle




Officer Matthew Rittner
Milwaukee Police Department (WI)
Country: United States
Tuesday, February 2, 2019
Cause: GSW, search warrant


Trooper Lucas B. Dowell
Virginia State Police (VA)
Country: United States
Monday, February 4, 2019
Cause: GSW, search warrant


K9 Defender
BNSF Railway Police
Country: United States
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Cause: GSW (accidental)



Detective Brian Simonsen
NYPD (NY) 
Country: United States
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Cause: GSW (accidental)


Agent Alfred Zanyet-Pérez
Puerto Rico Police Department
Country: Puerto Rico, U.S. Territory
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Cause: GSW, Ambush





District Chief Jason Byrd
Fayette County Fire Department (TN)
Country: United States
Monday, February 18, 2019
Cause: Heart attack on scene 


Master Sergeant Daniel B. Hinton
Florida Highway Patrol (FL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Cause: Heart attack during training


Firefighter Branden Pierce
Palmerdale Fire District (AL)
Country: United States
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Cause: Medical (unknown)


Undersheriff Monty Johnson
Pawnee County Sheriff's Office (OK)
Country: United States
Wednesday, February 21, 2019
Cause: Vehicle accident



K9 Doby
Fairfax County Police Department (VA)
Country: United States
Friday, February 22, 2019
Cause: Medical (unknown), collapsed





Police Officer Nicholas Galinger
Chattanooga Police Department (TN) 
Country: United States
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Cause: Vehicular assault


Sergeant Steve Hinkle
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office (TN)
Country: United States
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Cause: GSW


Volunteer Firefighter Thomas Nye
Marion Fire Department (MA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Cause: Cardiac incident after fire




January 

Officer Joseph Shinners
Provo Police Department (UT)
Country: United States
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Cause: GSW, attempted fugitive arrest



Lieutenant Eric Hosette
Clinton Fire Department (IA)
Country: United States
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Cause: Grain bin explosion



K9 Able
US DOJ, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Cause: Exposed to toxins



Probationary Firefighter Steven H. Pollard
FDNY (NY)
Country: United States
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Cause: 52' fall off a bridge


Officer Dale Woods
Colerain Township Police Department (OH)
Country: United States
Monday, January 7, 2019
Cause: Struck by a vehicle


Officer Clayton Townsend
Salt River Police Department (AZ)
Country: United States, Tribal
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Cause: Struck by a vehicle


Rookie Officer Chatéri Payne
Shreveport Police Department (LA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Cause: GSW before work, Off-Duty



Fire Captain Roger Harless
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CA)
Country: United States
Wednesday, January 9
Cause: Cardiac-arrest, job-related illness


Officer Natalie Corona
Davis Police Department (CA)
Country: United States
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Cause: GSW while investigating a traffic collision 


Trooper Christopher Lambert
Illinois State Police (IL) 
Country: United States
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Cause: Struck by a vehicle while investigating a crash scene 


Master Corporal Simon Cartannaz
Pompiers Paris Fire Brigade, Paris
Country: France
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Cause: Explosion
 


First Class Sapper Nathanaël Josselin
Pompiers Paris Fire Brigade, Paris
Country: France
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Cause: Explosion




Sergeant WyTasha Carter
Birmingham Police Department (AL) 
Country: United States
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Cause: GSW during attempted arrest



Sergeant Wytasha Carter

K9 Officer Haas
Duluth Police Department (MN)
Country: United States
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Cause: GSW, domestic violence, barricaded subject


Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norman Merkel
United States Marshals Service
Country: United States
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Cause: Heart attack 


Firefighter Rick Telles
Phoenix Fire Department (AZ)
Country: United States
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Cause: Job-related cancer


Deputy Sheriff Ray Horn
Comal County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Cause: Heart attack


Officer Sean Tuder
Mobile Police Department (AL)
Country: United States
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Cause: GSW, attempting to serve arrest warrant

Deputy Nick Theofanopoulos
Cook County Sheriff's Office (IL)
Country: United States
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Cause: Vehicle accident driving to work, in uniform, Off-Duty

 

K9 Chucky
Bexar County Sheriff's Office (TX)
Country: United States
Friday, January 25, 2019
Cause: GSW



Deputy Sheriff Joshua "LJ" Ryer, Jr.
Glascock County Sheriff's Office (GA)
Country: United States
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Cause: Vehicle crash



Flight Paramedic Margaret Langston Allen
Guardian Flight, Anchorage (AK)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Cause: Plane crash




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