DESIGNATED Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

These officers will be added to the Memorial in 2022

Out of utmost respect, and with great diligence, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has transitioned from reporting Recently Fallen Officers in real-time to monthly announcements of fully vetted, Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes. As the foremost organization that memorializes heroes who die in the line of duty, this official monthly announcement will share the names of the fallen who have been through our stringent review process, and approved for inclusion on the Memorial.

SEPTEMBEROfficial Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

DENNIS WAYNE DIXON
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Catawba County, North Carolina, S.O.
Cause:
Other: COVID-19
End of Watch:
08/16/2021

ROBERT CRAIG CLONINGER
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Mount Gilead (NC) Police Department
Cause:
Other: Physical-related incident
End of Watch:
08/15/2021

ROBERT LEWIS WELCH III
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Missouri (MO) Department of Corrections
Cause:
Other: COVID-19
End of Watch:
07/22/2021

LESLIE LEE LENTZ
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Missouri Department of Corrections
Cause:
Other: COVID-19
End of Watch:
07/01/2021

GORDON DAVID BEESLEY
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Arvada (CO) Police Department
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch:
06/21/0021

ERASMO  GARCIA-TORRES
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Puerto Rico (PR) Police Department
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch:
06/10/2021

DOMINIC DAVID VACA
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
San Bernardino County (CA) Sheriff's Department
Cause:
Gunfire-related
End of Watch:
05/31/0021

JEREMY ALLAN BRINTON
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Nogales (AZ) Police Department
Cause:
Traffic-related
End of Watch:
05/21/0021

THOMAS WADE FRAZIER
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Artesia (NM) Police Department
Cause:
Traffic-related
End of Watch:
05/21/0021

JIMMY ARTY INN
Official LODD Fallen Hero

Department:
Stockton (CA) Police Department
Cause:
Gunfire-related
End of Watch:
05/11/0021