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A Total Of 99 Officers Have Died In The Line Of Duty This Year

In light of the recent events concerning the death of George Floyd and the subsequent vilification of police officers around the country, Nationalist Review thought it would be appropriate to publish a list of members of law enforcement who have died this year.

43 died of COVID-19, 23 of gunfire, 12 in car crashes, 4 of heart attacks, 4 were struck by vehicles, 4 from vehicular assault, 3 from complications related to 9/11, 2 during vehicle pursuit, 1 from a motorcycle crash, 1 from accidental gunfire, 1 from an exposure to illness while on duty, and 1 in an aircraft accident.

The following is a list of officers who have fallen this year and was compiled by the Officer Down Memorial Page:

Investigator Ryan D. Fortini | New York State Police, New York

Investigator Ryan D. Fortini

New York State Police, NY

EOW: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Cause: 9/11 related cancer

Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler | Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler

Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, SC

EOW: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Paul Dunn | Lakeland Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Paul Dunn

Lakeland Police Department, FL

EOW: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Police Officer Nicholas Lee Reyna | Lubbock Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Nicholas Lee Reyna

Lubbock Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor | Bryan County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor

Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, OK

EOW: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez

Honolulu Police Department, HI

EOW: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Officer Kaulike Kalama | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Officer Kaulike Kalama

Honolulu Police Department, HI

EOW: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman | Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman

Long County Sheriff’s Office, GA

EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Police Officer Katherine Mary Thyne | Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer Katherine Mary Thyne

Newport News Police Department, VA

EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cause: Vehicular assault

Major Angelanette Moore | Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, Virginia

Major Angelanette Moore

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, VA

EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cause: Heart attack

Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz | New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Monday, January 27, 2020

Cause: 9/11 related cancer

Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum | Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum

Corpus Christi Police Department, TX

EOW: Friday, January 31, 2020

Cause: Vehicular assault

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten | Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, TX

EOW: Monday, February 3, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Nick O'Rear | Kimberly Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer Nick O’Rear

Kimberly Police Department, AL

EOW: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Trooper Joseph Jon Bullock | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper Joseph Jon Bullock

Florida Highway Patrol, FL

EOW: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester | Richmond Police Department, Indiana

Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester

Richmond Police Department, IN

EOW: Monday, February 10, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Detective James Traver Kirk | Stanton Police Department, Kentucky

Detective James Traver Kirk

Stanton Police Department, KY

EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cause: Heart attack

Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below | DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA

EOW: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Lieutenant Shirley Lanning | Canadian County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Lieutenant Shirley Lanning

Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, OK

EOW: Friday, February 14, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Officer David Kellywood | White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

Officer David Kellywood

White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department, TR

EOW: Monday, February 17, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Corporal Andrew J. Gillette | Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Corporal Andrew J. Gillette

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, SC

EOW: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Brent William Perry Scrimshire | Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas

Police Officer Brent William Perry Scrimshire

Hot Springs Police Department, AR

EOW: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant James R. O'Connor, IV | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant James R. O’Connor, IV

Philadelphia Police Department, PA

EOW: Friday, March 13, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh | Springfield Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh

Springfield Police Department, MO

EOW: Monday, March 16, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor | Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, GA

EOW: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius | Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius

Travis County Sheriff’s Office, TX

EOW: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Amanda L. De Leon

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, March 20, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant | Springdale Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant

Springdale Police Department, OH

EOW: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cause: Vehicular assault

Captain Jonathan Parnell | Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Captain Jonathan Parnell

Detroit Police Department, MI

EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Trooper Justin R. Schaffer | Washington State Patrol, Washington

Trooper Justin R. Schaffer

Washington State Patrol, WA

EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Trooper Nolan James Sanders | North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

Trooper Nolan James Sanders

North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC

EOW: Friday, March 27, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Sergeant Ben Jenkins | Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

Sergeant Ben Jenkins

Nevada Highway Patrol, NV

EOW: Friday, March 27, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Commander Greg Carnicle | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Commander Greg Carnicle

Phoenix Police Department, AZ

EOW: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Reserve Captain Raymond Andrew Boseman | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Reserve Captain Raymond Andrew Boseman

New Orleans Police Department, LA

EOW: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker | Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cause: Heart attack

Detective Marylou Armer | Santa Rosa Police Department, California

Detective Marylou Armer

Santa Rosa Police Department, CA

EOW: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth

Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth “Bud” Phouangphrachanh

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, NC

EOW: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins | El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, CO

EOW: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Correctional Officer Kenneth J. Moore | District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, District of Columbia

Correctional Officer Kenneth J. Moore

District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, DC

EOW: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young | Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, CA

EOW: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Marco DiFranco | Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Marco DiFranco

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett

Broward County Sheriff’s Office, FL

EOW: Friday, April 3, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala | Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, FL

EOW: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Kelvin D. Wilcher | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Kelvin D. Wilcher

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Monday, April 6, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Officer Breann Leath | Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

Officer Breann Leath

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN

EOW: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr.

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Friday, April 10, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Chief of Police Terry Engle | Hampton Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police Terry Engle

Hampton Police Department, IL

EOW: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Chief of Police Robert William Sealock | Aliquippa City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police Robert William Sealock

Aliquippa City Police Department, PA

EOW: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Cause: Duty related illness

Sergeant AlTerek Patterson | Bedminster Township Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant AlTerek Patterson

Bedminster Township Police Department, NJ

EOW: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Francesco S. Scorpo | Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Francesco S. Scorpo

Paterson Police Department, NJ

EOW: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Ladue | Charleston County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Ladue

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, SC

EOW: Monday, April 13, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Police Officer Jose Fontanez | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Jose Fontanez

Boston Police Department, MA

EOW: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Joseph Spinosa | Sands Point Police Department, New York

Sergeant Joseph Spinosa

Sands Point Police Department, NY

EOW: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Detective Alex Ruperto | Union City Police Department, New Jersey

Detective Alex Ruperto

Union City Police Department, NJ

EOW: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Ronald Newman | Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Ronald Newman

Chicago Police Department, IL

EOW: Friday, April 17, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Justin Putnam | San Marcos Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Justin Putnam

San Marcos Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley | Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Louisiana Probation and Parole, Louisiana

Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections – Louisiana Probation and Parole, LA

EOW: Monday, April 20, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Warden Wilmot Sandlin

Warden Wilmot Sandlin “Sandy” McCain

Louisiana Department of Corrections, LA

EOW: Monday, April 20, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corporal Lawrence Onley | United States Department of Defense - Naval District Washington Police Department, U.S. Government

Corporal Lawrence Onley

United States Department of Defense – Naval District Washington Police Department, US

EOW: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing | Smyrna Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing

Smyrna Police Department, GA

EOW: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cause: Vehicular assault

Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Dan Walters | San Diego Police Department, California

Police Officer Dan Walters

San Diego Police Department, CA

EOW: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Joseph Cappello | Melrose Park Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer Joseph Cappello

Melrose Park Police Department, IL

EOW: Friday, April 24, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Patrolman Gary Walker | Bloomingdale Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman Gary Walker

Bloomingdale Police Department, NJ

EOW: Friday, April 24, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Agent Miguel Martínez-Ortiz | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Miguel Martínez-Ortiz

Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

EOW: Friday, April 24, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway | Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway

Durham County Sheriff’s Office, NC

EOW: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Lieutenant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr. | Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

Lieutenant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr.

Baton Rouge Police Department, LA

EOW: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden | Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

Bell County Sheriff’s Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Corrections Officer Coy D. Coffman, Jr. | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Coy D. Coffman, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr. | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, LA

EOW: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Detective Sergeant Randall C. French | Troy Police Department, New York

Detective Sergeant Randall C. French

Troy Police Department, NY

EOW: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente | Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Officer Richard G. McCoy | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

Officer Richard G. McCoy

United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, US

EOW: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Jason Knox | Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Jason Knox

Houston Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Cause: Aircraft accident

Police Officer Michael S. Mosher | Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer Michael S. Mosher

Overland Park Police Department, KS

EOW: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Officer Omar E. Palmer | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

Officer Omar E. Palmer

United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, US

EOW: Monday, May 4, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez | Alamo Colleges Police Department, Texas

Sergeant Lionel Q. Martinez

Alamo Colleges Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cause: Heart attack

Sergeant Raymond John Scholwinski | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Raymond John Scholwinski

Harris County Sheriff’s Office, TX

EOW: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, May 8, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Supervisor 1 George

Corrections Supervisor 1 George “Bernie” Robare

Kansas Department of Corrections, KS

EOW: Monday, May 11, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Charles

Sergeant Charles “Rob” Roberts, III

Glen Ridge Police Department, NJ

EOW: Monday, May 11, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella A. Adebiyi | Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella A. Adebiyi

Kansas Department of Corrections, KS

EOW: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant José García-Vázquez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Sergeant José García-Vázquez

Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

EOW: Friday, May 15, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Officer Ching Kok

Officer Ching Kok “CK” Yan

United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, US

EOW: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse | Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

Washington State Department of Corrections, WA

EOW: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser | Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, ID

EOW: Monday, May 18, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Trooper George Baker | Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Trooper George Baker

Louisiana State Police, LA

EOW: Sunday, May 24, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr. | Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr.

Connecticut State Police, CT

EOW: Monday, May 25, 2020

Cause: 9/11 related cancer

Police Officer Cody Holte | Grand Forks Police Department, North Dakota

Police Officer Cody Holte

Grand Forks Police Department, ND

EOW: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Nathan James Lyday | Ogden Police Department, Utah

Police Officer Nathan James Lyday

Ogden Police Department, UT

EOW: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Constable Caleb Rule | Fort Bend County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

Deputy Constable Caleb Rule

Fort Bend County Constable’s Office – Precinct 4, TX

EOW: Friday, May 29, 2020

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Police Officer Waldis

Police Officer Waldis “Jay” Johnson

Detroit Police Department, MI

EOW: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Lieutenant Stephen Williams | Moody Police Department, Alabama

Lieutenant Stephen Williams

Moody Police Department, AL

EOW: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Efren Coronel | El Centro Police Department, California

Police Officer Efren Coronel

El Centro Police Department, CA

EOW: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sheriff Andy Deric Clark | DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Sheriff Andy Deric Clark

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, MO

EOW: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cause: Automobile crash

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller | Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, CA

EOW: Saturday, June 6, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

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