DESIGNATED Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

These officers will be added to the Memorial in 2023.

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.

JANUARY 2023Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes

These officers will be added to the Memorial in 2023.
JOHN MERCER BLACK

JOHN MERCER BLACK

Department:
Los Angeles County, California, S.O.
Cause:
Traffic-related, Motorcycle crash
End of Watch:
11/22/1929
OSCAR YOVANI BOLANOS-ANAVISCA JR

OSCAR YOVANI BOLANOS-ANAVISCA JR

Department:
Cumberland County, North Carolina, S.O.
Cause:
Traffic-related, struck by vehicle
End of Watch:
12/16/2022
CHRISTOPHER M BRACKS

CHRISTOPHER M BRACKS

Department:
Los Angeles County, California, S.O.
Cause:
Physical-related incident
End of Watch:
05/10/2022
TAMAR ANOUSH BUCCI

TAMAR ANOUSH BUCCI

Department:
Massachusetts State Police
Cause:
Traffic-related, automobile crash
End of Watch:
03/03/2022
RAMON  CABAN JR

RAMON CABAN JR

Department:
Orange County, Florida, Dept. of Corrections
Cause:
COVID-19
End of Watch:
10/18/2021
JOSEPH CHARLES CAPRIOTTI

JOSEPH CHARLES CAPRIOTTI

Department:
Middletown Township, New Jersey, P.D.
Cause:
Physical-related incident
End of Watch:
06/06/2019
CHARLES WAYNE CATRON

CHARLES WAYNE CATRON

Department:
Carroll County, Virginia, S.O.
Cause:
COVID-19
End of Watch:
09/23/2021
FLOYD BRENT CHOMYSZAK

FLOYD BRENT CHOMYSZAK

Department:
New York State Police
Cause:
9/11-related incident
End of Watch:
08/23/2022
WILLIAM EARL COLLINS JR

WILLIAM EARL COLLINS JR

Department:
Doyline, Louisiana, P.D.
Cause:
Gunfire
End of Watch:
07/09/2021
EDWARD AARON CONTRERAS JR

EDWARD AARON CONTRERAS JR

Department:
Las Vegas Metropolitan, Nevada, P.D.
Cause:
COVID-19
End of Watch:
09/28/2021