Recently Fallen Heroes

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund tracks law enforcement fatalities across the nation. Whenever an officer is killed in the line of duty, we inform the public of their sacrifice through our Recently Fallen Hero Alerts program.

While the Recently Fallen Hero Alerts program recognizes the service of the highlighted officers, it is not an assurance that their name will be added to the National Memorial. There is a separate process with an established set of criteria for names to be added to the wall. Learn how names are added to the Memorial.

 COVID-19 law enforcement fatalities where the department submitted  the appropriate documents are included on this page.

View all COVID-19 officer fatalities here

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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden -->
Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden Bell County (TX) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: April ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Senior Detention Officer Alexander Reginald Pettiway -->
Senior Detention Officer Alexander Reginald Pettiway Durham County (NC) S.O. End of Watch: April ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Dan Walters -->
Police Officer Dan Walters San Diego (CA) Police Department End of Watch: April 23, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman Sr. -->
Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman Sr. Texas (TX) Department of Criminal Justice End ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Probation & Parole Officer 2 Kaitlin Marie Cowley -->
Probation & Parole Officer 2 Kaitlin Marie Cowley Louisiana Dept of Public Safety & ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!--  Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing -->
Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing Smyrna (GA) Police Department End of Watch: April 20, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Justin Putnam -->
Police Officer Justin Putnam San Marcos (TX) Police Department End of Watch: April 18, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Ronald Newman -->
Police Officer Ronald Newman Chicago (IL) Police Department End of Watch: April 17, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Assistant Chief John B. McManus -->
Assistant Chief John B. McManus New York City (NY) Police Department End of Watch: ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Ladue -->
Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Ladue Charleston County (SC) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: April 13, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Chief Mark Joseph Romutis -->
Chief Mark Joseph Romutis Ambridge (PA) Police Department End of Watch: April 12, 2020 Chief ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Chief Terry Engle -->
Chief Terry Engle Hampton (IL) Police Department End of Watch: April 11, 2020 Chief Terry ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Chief Robert Sealock -->
Chief Robert Sealock Aliquippa City (PA) Police Department End of Watch: April 11, 2020 Chief ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr. -->
Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr. Chicago (IL) Police Department End of Watch: April 10, ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Breann Leath -->
Police Officer Breann Leath Indianapolis (IN) Metropolitan Police Department End of Watch: April 9, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!--  Deputy Marshal Betty Ann Pascarella -->
Deputy Marshal Betty Ann Pascarella U.S. Marshals Service End of Watch: April 6, 2020 U.S ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Correctional Officer Kelvin D. Wilcher -->
Correctional Officer Kelvin D. Wilcher Texas (TX) Department of Criminal Justice End of Watch: ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Shannon Santo Bennett -->
Deputy Sheriff Shannon Santo Bennett Broward County (FL) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: April ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young -->
Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young Riverside County (CA) S.D. End of Watch: April 2, 2020 Deputy ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Marco DiFranco -->
Police Officer Marco DiFranco Chicago (IL) Police Department End of Watch: April 2, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Kejuane Artez Bates -->
Police Officer Kejuane Artez Bates Vidalia (LA) Police Department End of Watch: April 1, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth Phouangphrachanh -->
Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth Phouangphrachanh Montgomery County (NC) S.O. End of Watch: March 31, 2020 Deputy ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Detective Marylou Armer -->
Detective Marylou Armer Santa Rosa (CA) Police Department End of Watch: March 31, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Reserve Captain Raymond A Boseman, Sr. -->
Reserve Captain Raymond A Boseman, Sr. New Orleans (LA) Police Department End of Watch: ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Sheriff Kirk A. Coker -->
Sheriff Kirk A. Coker Hutchinson County (TX) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: March 29, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Commander Greg Carnicle -->
Commander Greg Carnicle Phoenix (AZ) Police Department End of Watch: March 29, 2020 Commander Greg ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Trooper Nolan J. Sanders -->
Trooper Nolan J. Sanders North Carolina Highway Patrol End of Watch: March 27, 2020 Trooper ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Sergeant Ben Jenkins -->
Sergeant Ben Jenkins Nevada Highway Patrol End of Watch: March 27, 2020 Sergeant Ben Jenkins ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Captain Jonathan Parnell -->
Captain Jonathan Parnell Detroit (MI) P.D. End of Watch: March 24, 2020 Captain Jonathan Parnell ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Trooper Justin R. Schaffer -->
Trooper Justin R. Schaffer Washington State Patrol End of Watch: March 24, 2020 Trooper Justin ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Kaia Grant -->
Police Officer Kaia Grant Springdale (OH) Police Department End of Watch: March 21, 2020 Police ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius -->
Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius Travis County (TX) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: March 18, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor -->
Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor Bibb County (GA) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: March 18, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Christopher Walsh -->
Police Officer Christopher Walsh Springfield (MO) Police Department End of Watch: March 16, 2020 Police ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Corporal James O'Connor -->
Corporal James O'Connor Philadelphia (PA) Police Department End of Watch: March 13, 2020 Corporal James ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Brent Scrimshire -->
Police Officer Brent Scrimshire Hot Springs (AR) Police Department End of Watch: March 10, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Corporal Andrew Gillette -->
Corporal Andrew Gillette Sumter County (SC) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: February 25, 2020 Corporal ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Officer David Kellywood -->
Officer David Kellywood White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department End of Watch: February 17, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Lieutenant Shirley Lanning -->
Lieutenant Shirley Lanning Canadian County (OK) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: February 14, 2020 Lieutenant ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below -->
Deputy Sheriff Donna Richardson-Below DeSoto Parish (LA) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: February 12, ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Kenneth Lester -->
Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester Richmond (IN) Police Department End of Watch: February 10, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Trooper Joseph Bullock -->
Trooper Joseph Bullock Florida (FL) Highway Patrol End of Watch: February 5, 2020 Trooper Joseph ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Nick O'Rear -->
Police Officer Nick O'Rear Kimberly (AL) Police Department End of Watch: February 5, 2020 Police ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten -->
Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten Liberty County (TX) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: February 3, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Allan McCollum -->
Police Officer Allan McCollum Corpus Christi (TX) Police Department End of Watch: January 31, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz  -->
Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz New York City (NY) Police Department End of ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Police Officer Katie Thyne -->
Police Officer Katie Thyne Newport News (VA) Police Department End of Watch: January 23, 2020 ...
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Recently Fallen Hero <!-- Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman -->
Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman Long County (GA) Sheriff's Office End of Watch: January ...
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