Sergeant Ron Helus

Ventura County California Sheriff’s Office

November 8, 2018 – Sergeant Ron Helus was shot and killed after confronting an active shooter inside a bar in Thousand Oaks. He is survived by his wife and son.




Corporal Travis Wells, 46

Dallas North Carolina Police Department

November 1, 2018 – Corporal Travis Wells was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He is survived by his wife.




Special Agent Dennis P. McCarthy, 65

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

October 27, 2018 – On September 11, 2001, Special Agent Dennis McCarthy responded to help secure the site of the destroyed U.S. Custom House at the World Trade Center. Afterward, he assisted with search and recovery efforts. He passed away on October 27, 2018 as the result of cancer contracted due to exposure to toxic materials at the WTC site.

Seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed on September 11, 2001. Many more have died since as a result of exposure to the aftermath. Three-Hundred-forty-three members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were also killed at the World Trade Center site.

Officer Antwan Toney, 30

Gwinnett County Georgia Police Department

October 20, 2018 – Officer Antwan Toney was shot and killed as he and another officer approached a reported suspicious vehicle. As the officers walked up to investigate, someone inside the car opened fire through the windows.




Investigator Farrah Turner, 36

Florence County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office

October 22, 2018 – Investigator Farrah Turner suffered fatal gunshot wounds when she  arrived at a home to interview a sex offender suspect. Three other deputy sheriffs were wounded during the gunfire. Sergeant Terrence Carraway of the Florence Police Department was also shot and killed while attempting to rescue the deputies.



Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent, 53

Brigham City Utah Police Department

October 26, 2018 – Assistant Chief of Police Dennis Vincent died after suffering a brain aneurysm while participating in his annual physical fitness test.

He is survived by his wife, four sons, three grandchildren, and three siblings.




Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez, 23

Waller County Texas Sheriff’s Office

October 31, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez drowned after responding to investigate reports of high water. During the investigation her patrol car was swept into a water-filled ditch and overturned. Other deputies managed to extricate her from the vehicle and she was transported to a local hospital where, sadly, she was pronounced dead.

Deputy Vasquez, a new law enforcement officer, was working her third shift after completing field training. She’d only served with the sheriff’s office for a brief five months before her death.

Trooper Kevin K. Conner, 38

North Carolina Highway Patrol

October 17, 2018 – While approaching a vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding, the driver of the stopped vehicle suddenly opened fire, shooting Trooper Conner once in the face and once in the torso. The driver then fled the scene but was later apprehended.

Trooper Conner died as a result of those gun shot wounds.

Trooper Kevin Conner with his family.

He is survived by  by his wife and two children.








Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich, 44

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

October 10, 2018 – While climbing two ladders to reach the observation platform of a guard tower, Officer Mark Gaspich began to feel ill so he returned to the ground to seek help. Once back on the ground, though, he suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed. He is survived by his father and two brothers.


Sergeant Dennis W. Reichardt, 64

Suffolk County New York Police Department

October 4, 2018 – Sergeant Dennis Reichardt died as the result of cancer he developed as a result of searching through debris at the sites of the World Trade Center and the Fresh Kills landfill, following the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.

Deputy Sheriff Mark A. Cox, 57

Real County Texas Sheriff’s Office

September 25, 2018 – Deputy Mark Cox suffered a fatal heart attack during canine training exercises. He is survived by his wife and two children.





Corporal Zach Moak, 31

Brookhaven Mississippi Police Department

September 29, 2018 – Corporal Zach Moak was shot and killed at a home after responding to reports of shots fired. He and Patrolman James White exchanged fire with the suspect, but both officers died of their wounds.




Patrolman James White, 35

Brookhaven Mississippi Police Department

September 29, 2018 – Patrolman James White was shot and killed at a home after responding to reports of shots fired. He and Corporal Zach Moak  exchanged fire with the suspect, but both officers died of their wounds.

Patrolman White is survived by his fiancee, two young sons, his parents, sister, stepfather, stepsister, stepbrother and other family.


Chief of Police Lonnie Burton, 64

Wayland Baptist University Texas Police Department

June 25, 2018 – Chief of Police Lonnie Burton succumbed to complications of the surgery related to a knee injury sustained when he fell from a curb in front of the police station.



Sergeant Terrence Carraway, 52

Florence South Carolina Police Department

October 3, 2018 – Sergeant Terrence Carraway was shot and killed while responding to rescue three sheriff’s deputies who had been shot while serving a sexual assault warrant. A second subject in the house opened fire on the deputies from a second-floor window.

Sergeant Carraway is survived by his wife and three children.


Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bradley Jimmerson, 49

Nacogdoches County Texas Sheriff’s Office

October 5, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Raymond Jimmerson was struck and killed by a vehicle  while attempting to remove debris from a roadway.

He is survived by his fiancee, mother, father, and brother.




Federal Agent Kristopher David Youngberg, 41

United States Department of Energy

October 5, 2018 – Federal Agent Kristopher Youngberg was killed in a vehicle crash when the van he was a passenger of struck the back of a dump truck that was attempting to make a U-turn. Three of the other agents were critically injured in the crash.

He is survived by his wife, two children, father, and sister.



Corrections Officer Joseph Parise, 37

Minnesota Department of Corrections

September 24, 2018 – Officer Joseph Parise suffered s fatal heart attack after responding to a violent incident where an inmate injured two officers who were attempting to subdue him.

Officer Parise, along with additional officers, managed to restrain the prisoner, Then, after he’d returned to his post, he collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Garrett Hull, 40

Fort Worth Texas Police Department

September 14, 2018 – Officer Garrett Hull died as a result of a gunshot wound sustained as he and other members of the Criminal Intelligence Unit attempted to apprehend three suspects who’d been involved in fifteen armed robberies. The suspects shot three people during those robberies and had just robbed ten patrons inside a bar at gunpoint when Officer Hull and team approached to initiate the arrest. The suspects fled and during the foot pursuit one of the men turned and fired, striking Officer Hull in the head.

Officer Hull is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Chief of Police Frank McClelland

Ludowici Georgia Police Department

September 15, 2018 –  During a multi-county pursuit, Chief McClelland was attempting to stop traffic at an intersection when the suspect’s vehicle struck him. The vehicle then left the roadway and fatally struck a motorcyclist.





Officer Oscar Reyes, 43

Costa Mesa California Police Department

September 12, 2018 –  Officer Oscar Reyes suffered a fatal heart attack after participating difficult training and skills competitions during a police Motor Rodeo. He is survived by his wife and three children.






Sedgwick County Kansas Sheriff’s Office

September 16, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Robert Kunze was shot and killed after making contact with a suspect in a stolen vehicle. During the encounter he and the suspect exchanged shots and both were fatally shot.

Deputy Kunze is survived by his wife and child.




Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, 56

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

September 14, 2018 – Officer Armando Gallegos succumbed to injuries sustained on April 21st, 2018 when he was brutally attacked and severely beaten by eleven inmates.




Deputy Sheriff Mark Stasyuk, 27

Sacramento County California Sheriff’s Department

September 17, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Mark Stasyuk was shot and killed after he and another a deputy responded to a disturbance call. The subject opened fire on them without warning as they arrived on the scene, killing Deputy Stasyuk and wounded other officers.




  • Two police officers were shot Wednesday night in Prince George’s County while serving a drug-related search warrant. One of the officers is in serious condition.

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Roberts, 35

Greene County Missouri Sheriff’s Office

September 7, 2018 – After responding to a 911 call, Deputy Aaron Roberts’ patrol car was swept off the roadway by rapidly moving floodwaters. Rescuers later discovered the vehicle several yards downstream and recovered his body from inside. He is survived by his wife, 7-year-old daughter, and his parents.



Officer Kirt R. Ricks, III, 24

Montgomery Louisiana Police Department

September 7, 2018 – Officer Kirt Ricks was killed in a head-on vehicle crash. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.




Officer David A. Tinsley, 50

Fort Wayne Indiana Police Department

September 10, 2018 – Officer David Tinsley suffered a fatal heart attack after assisting with a canine track of a wanted suspect who’d crashed his car during a pursuit and then fled on foot. Officer Tinsely helped capture the suspect and was returning to his patrol car when he collapsed. Resuscitation efforts at the scene were not successful.

During my absence for the past few weeks, well, this …

June 10, 2018 – Supervisory Special Agent Brian L. Crews, 53: Federal Bureau of Investigation ~  Cancer developed as a result of the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

June 24, 2018 – Special Agent Timothy Allan Ensley: Department of Homeland Security: ICE ~ Dengue fever while on assignment to Indonesia.

June 24, 2018 – Officer Richard Lopez, 52: New York City Police Department ~ Cancer developed as a result of the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

July 6, 2018 – Officer Vu X. Nguyen, 50: Cleveland Ohio Division of Police ~ Medical event during canine handler physical fitness training.

July 9, 2018 – Officer Jarrod Friddle, 40: Cumby Texas Police Department ~ Fatal heart attack following canine training while wearing a bite suit.

July 9, 2018 – Deputy Jailer Randy ZoeRay Haddix, 56: Cheyenne County Nebraska Sheriff’s Office – Fatal heart attack while participating in a custody and control certification class.

July 15, 2018 – Sergeant Michael C. Chesna, 42: Weymouth Massachusetts Police Department ~ Gunfire. Shot and killed after a man attacked him, striking him in the head with a large rock. The subject who’d earlier fatally shot a woman in her home, then took Sergent Chesna’s service weapon and shot him in the head and chest.

July 17, 2018 – Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen, 42: United States Department of Homeland Security ~ Fatal stroke while on an executive protection detail for the National Security Advisor during a presidential visit.

July 18, 2018 – Agent Cadet Immanuel James Washington, 38: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ~ Fatal heart attack during morning physical training at the Academy.

July 18, 2018 – Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, 46: Hawaii County Police Department ~ Gunfire. Shot and killed while conducting a high-risk traffic stop of a wanted subject. The suspect opened fire as officers approached the vehicle, fatally wounding Officer Kalioa.

July 18, 2018 – Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm: Minnesota Department of Corrections ~ Beaten to death by an inmate.

July 19, 2018 – Corrections Officer Kyle Lawrence Eng, 51: Las Vegas Nevada Department of Public Safety – Division of Corrections ~ Fatal heart attack while struggling with a combative inmate.

July 21, 2018 – Senior Corporal Earl James “Jamie” Givens, III, 55: Dallas Texas Police Department ~ Struck and killed by a drunk driver.

July 22, 2018 – Officer Diego Moreno, 35: Kent Washington Police Department ~ Struck and killed while deploying spike strips during a vehicle pursuit.

July 25, 2018 – Trooper Tyler James Edenhofer, 25: Arizona Department of Public Safety ~ Gunfire. Shot and killed after responding to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles. The suspect managed to gain control of an officer’s weapon and used it to kill Trooper Edenhofer.

July 25, 2018 – Officer Michael J. Michalski, 52: Milwaukee Wisconsin Police Department ~ Gunfire. Shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a subject wanted for weapons and narcotics violations, and violation of parole.

July 28, 2018 – Officer Adam Edward Jobbers-Miller, 29: Fort Myers Florida Police Department ~ Gunfire. Shot and killed after responding to an assault and larceny.

August 4, 2018 – Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr., 61: Comanche County Oklahoma District Attorney’s Office ~ Gunfire. Shot and killed while serving a high-risk warrant.

August 10, 2018 – Officer Kirk A. Griess, 46: California Highway Patrol ~ Struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop.

August 14, 2018 – Officer Fadi Shukur, 30: Struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as he was assisting with crowd control outside a club.

August 16, 2018 – Officer Kathleen O’Connor-Funigiello, 56: New Rochelle New York Police Department ~ Cancer developed as a result of the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

August 21, 2018 – Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel, 40: Clay County Florida Sheriff’s Office ~ Motorcycle crash when a pickup truck towing a trailer turned in front of him.




Trooper Nicholas Clark

New York State Police

July 2, 2018 – Trooper Nicholas Clark was shot and killed when he and other officers responded to a 911 call regarding a suicidal suspect. The man’s wife placed the call stating that her husband, Bradford school Principal Steven Kiley, was indeed suicidal and was possibly armed. Negotiators were in the process of contacting the man when he opened fire, fatally wounding Trooper Clark.

Sheriff Jim Allard confirmed that Kiley was, at the time, barricaded inside his house with a firearm, and that two deputies arrived at the scene after troopers called for backup. One deputy was on the perimeter with Trooper Clark when he was shot. The deputy returned fire and then dragged the trooper to a position of cover.

The subject was found deceased a short time later. He’d died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Trooper Clark is survived by his parents and brother. He was a former high school state wrestling champion and had later tried out for the Buffalo Bills football team.

Officer Mathew Mazany, 41

Mentor Ohio Police Department

June 24, 2018 – Officer Mathew Mazany was struck and killed by a passing motorist while he assisted another officer at a traffic stop involving a wanted suspect. The driver of the car that struck him fled the scene.

Officer Mazany is survived by his son, father, and brother.

Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver, 27

Rocky Mount North Carolina Police Department

June 23, 2018 – Officer Christopher Driver was killed in a crash when he collided with the rear of a truck that was being towed illegally. The vehicle had been left parked in the travel lane.

Officer Driver is survived by his wife.