|[Image: Infograph showing 10 line of duty deaths in the U.S. in January 2019, an 11% increase over this time last year]|
In January 2019, ten officers across the United States gave their lives in the line of duty. Of those ten officers, four were killed in auto-related incidents (two struck by vehicle, one vehicular assault, one auto crash), four died as the result of felonious gunfire, and two died from heart attacks. Nine of those officers were male and one was female. January’s LODD total is 11% higher than January of last year.
The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies that lost a loved one to a line of duty death last month. Please take a moment to read each of their memorials and remember the fallen.
Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners
Provo Police Department, UT
Police Officer Dale James Woods
Colerain Township Police Department, OH
Police Officer Clayton Joel Townsend
Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police
Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona
Davis Police Department, CA
Trooper Christopher Lambert
Illinois State Police, IL
Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter
Birmingham Police Department, AL
Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel
U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Government
Deputy Sheriff Ray Elwin Horn III
Comal County Sheriff’s Office, TX
Police Officer Sean Paul Tuder
Mobile Police Department, AL
Deputy Sheriff Joshua Bryan “LJ” Ryer, Jr.
Glascock County Sheriff’s Office, GA