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Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

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.

Designated Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes | July 2021

These officers will be added to the Memorial in 2022.

Official LODD Fallen Hero


Deputy Sheriff Christopher Wilson Knight

Bibb County (GA) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: April 6, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Knight was fatally stabbed, and another deputy injured, by an inmate at the Bibb County Law ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Sergeant Shane Troy Owens

Broward County (FL)  Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: March 27, 2021

Sergeant Owens contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties at the Broward County Main Jail ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz

Clinton Township (MI) Police Department
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: March 22, 2021

Chief Posavetz contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to complications ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Eric Huston Talley

Boulder (CO) Police Department
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch: March 22, 2021

Police Officer Talley was shot and killed during an active shooter call at a local supermarket in ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Sergeant Richard Paul Brown

Fresno (CA) Police Department
Cause:
Other-COVID
End of Watch: February 17, 2021

Sergeant Brown contracted COVID-19 during an outbreak at the police department and succumbed to complications of COVID-19 on ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Trooper Monty Ray Mitchell

Pennsylvania State Police
Cause:
Other
End of Watch: February 8, 2021

Trooper Mitchell suffered a fatal heart attack after he was dispatched to assist with a male subject who was ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Detective Pedro Mejia

Pasadena (TX) Police Department
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: February 6, 2021

Detective Mejia contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to complications of COVID-19 on February ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Sergeant Brian Roy LaVigne

Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Traffic-related
End of Watch: January 11, 2021

Sergeant LaVigne was killed in an automobile crash when a suspect fleeing police intentionally crashed into Sergeant LaVigne’s ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Sergeant David George Crumpler

Henry County (GA) Police Department
Cause:
Other-COVID
End of Watch: January 7, 2021

Sergeant Crumpler contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to complications of COVID-19 ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Correctional Officer Robert John Vidimos II

Iowa Department of Corrections
Cause:
Other-COVID
End of Watch: November 16, 2020

Correctional Officer Vidimos contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties at the Iowa Correctional ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Deputy Probation Officer II Julio Lopez Beltran

Riverside County (CA) Probation Department
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: November 14, 2020

Deputy Probation Officer Beltran was exposed to COVID-19 during the commission of his job ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Jose Fontanez

Boston (MA) Police Department
Cause: Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: April 14, 2020

Police Officer Fontanez contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to complications of COVID-19 ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Assistant Chief John B. McManus

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-9/11 related illness
End of Watch: April 14, 2020

Assistant Chief McManus performed rescue and recovery duties in the aftermath of the terrorist ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Sergeant Alvis Joseph West III

Jefferson Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Other-COVID-19
End of Watch: April 3, 2020

Sergeant West contracted COVID-19 during the commission of his job duties and succumbed to complications of COVID-19 ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Joseph C. Wagner

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-9/11 related illness
End of Watch: December 12, 2019

Police Officer Wagner performed duties related to the rescue and recovery work in the ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Lieutenant Michael F. Raimo

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-9/11 related illness
End of Watch: October 10, 2019

Lieutenant Raimo performed rescue and recovery duties in the aftermath of the terrorist attack ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Derrick A. Bishop

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other- 9/11 related illness
End of Watch: September 19, 2019

Police Officer Bishop performed rescue and recovery duties in the aftermath of the ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Detective Joseph Mark Paolillo

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-9/11 related illness
End of Watch: September 9, 2019

Detective Paolillo performed rescue and recovery duties in the aftermath of the terrorist attack at ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Detective Anthony N. Brognano

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-9/11 related illness
End of Watch: August 8, 2019

Detective Brognano performed rescue and recovery duties in the aftermath of the terrorist attack at ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Police Officer Andrew Waring

New York City (NY) Police Department
Cause:
Other-9/11 related illness
End of Watch: June 17, 2019

Police Officer Waring performed duties related to the rescue and recovery work after the terrorist ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Deputy Sheriff George William Spangler

Raleigh County (WV) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch: February 19, 1927

Deputy Sheriff Spangler was shot when he arrested a suspect who was forcibly attempting to persuade ...
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Official LODD Fallen Hero


Deputy Sheriff Charles Wilcox

Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch: September 19, 1899

On February 20, 1875, Deputy Wilcox was shot multiple times while attempting to arrest two suspects for ...
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