DESIGNATED Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

These officers will be added to the Memorial in 2024.

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.

OCTOBER 2023Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

These officers will be added to the Memorial in 2024.
GERALD T BARBATO SR

GERALD T BARBATO SR

Department:
New Jersey State Police
Cause:
9/11-related incident 
End of Watch:
01/16/2023
CHANDA D BARNES

CHANDA D BARNES

Department:
New York City, New York, P.D.
Cause:
9/11-related incident 
End of Watch:
04/25/2021
FREDERICK CHARLES BOWENS JR

FREDERICK CHARLES BOWENS JR

Department:
Detroit, Michigan, P.D.
Cause:
COVID-19
End of Watch:
03/13/2023
RUSSELL MINOR BROWN

RUSSELL MINOR BROWN

Department:
Wayne County, Pennsylvania, S.O.
Cause:
Physical-related incident
End of Watch:
06/28/1970
JOHN  BURDETTE

JOHN BURDETTE

Department:
Manistique, Michigan, P.D.
Cause:
Physical-related incident
End of Watch:
12/06/1908
JOSEPH EDWARD CAREY SR

JOSEPH EDWARD CAREY SR

Department:
Brodnax, Virginia, P.D.
Cause:
Traffic-related, struck by a vehicle
End of Watch:
12/16/2022
WILLIAM JACE CHERRY

WILLIAM JACE CHERRY

Department:
Macon County, Tennessee, S.O.
Cause:
Traffic-related, automobile crash
End of Watch:
07/29/2023
ANTHONY EUGENE CLOYD

ANTHONY EUGENE CLOYD

Department:
University of Dayton, Ohio, Dept of Public Safety
Cause:
COVID-19
End of Watch:
12/09/2021
ANTHONY DALE FERGUSON

ANTHONY DALE FERGUSON

Department:
Alamogordo, New Mexico, P.D.
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch:
07/16/2023
ROBERT CARL GARTEN

ROBERT CARL GARTEN

Department:
Hartford, Connecticut, P.D.
Cause:
Traffic-related, automobile crash
End of Watch:
09/06/2023