Honoring the Fallen

The Officer.com Honoring the Fallen channel is where we memorialize and recognize those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
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Okla. Corrections Officer Dies in 'Freak Accident' with Colleague

July 18, 2024
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Cpl. Robert Sumner was driving an agency van to work a hospital shift in Edmond when he collided with a fellow officer.
Honoring the Fallen

NYPD Recruit who Died During Training Honored at Academy Graduation

July 16, 2024
During the NYPD's academy graduation, Mayor Eric Adams hugged and offered his condolences to the family of Edgar Ordonez, a probationary officer who died during a July 8 training...
Vacaville Police Department

California Motorcycle Officer Killed in Crash During Traffic Stop

July 13, 2024
Vacaville Police Officer Matthew Bowen was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning.
Harris County Sheriff's Office.
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Texas Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Ambush

July 11, 2024
Deputy Fernando Esqueda, 28, was a five-year veteran with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
New York Police Department

NYPD Recruit Dies During Training

July 11, 2024
Probationary Police Officer Edgar Ordonez, who would have graduated from the Police Academy on Monday, suffered a medical episode Wednesday.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Crime Analytics

Mid-Year LODD Report Shows Increase in Officer Fatalities

July 10, 2024
The 2024 Mid-Year Preliminary Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report, released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) on Thursday, found that there...
Wake County Sheriff's Office
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North Carolina County Wants to Rename Bridge After Deputy

July 10, 2024
Deputy Ned Byrd was fatally shot on Aug. 11, 2022, after he stopped to check out a suspicious pickup truck on Battle Bridge Road.
Tractor Supply Company
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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Receives $100,000 Donation From Tractor Supply Company Foundation

The donation comes as part of the retailer’s launch of its Hometown Heroes program and its $1 million donation to charity organizations supporting our nation’s military service...
Cleveland Division of Police
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Cleveland Police Officer of the Month Shot, Killed Serving Warrant

July 4, 2024
Cleveland Police Officer Jamieson Ritter and his partner had recently been named Officers of the Month, and the two were credited with saving the lives of two people this year...
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC, Police Department
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N.C. Police K-9 Officer Found Dead from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

July 2, 2024
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Brent Simpson was on break when his "e-button" was hit, and police discovered his body about a half-mile south of the airport.
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Off-Duty NYPD Officer among 4 Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver's Salon Crash

July 1, 2024
"He was drunk midafternoon …, and I hope he rots in hell," said the mother-in-law of NYPD Det. Emilia Rennhack, who was killed when an alleged drunken driver plowed into a Long...
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
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Wis. Youth Prison Counselor Dies of Injuries from Inmate Assault

June 28, 2024
Corey Proulx, a youth counselor at Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma, succumbed to injuries he received when a 16-year-old male assaulted him.
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Mich. Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Shootout with Suspect

June 28, 2024
A suspect was fatally shot when he opened fire on officers following a manhunt after the gunman allegedly shot and killed a Hillsdale County sheriff's deputy.
Oakland County, MI, Sheriff's Office
Oakland County Michigan Sheriff's Deputy Bradley J. Reckling
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Gas Station Owner Helps Out Family of Slain Mich. Sheriff's Deputy

June 27, 2024
For two days this week, a Wixom gas station owner donated 25 cents of every gall of fuel sold to the family of Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Bradley J. Reckling, who was ambushed...