Listed in alphabetical order by last name.
"Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong."
"Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good."
"But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. "
Listed in alphabetical order by last name.
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Harold C. Abadie (Captain)
Lafayette, Louisiana Police Department
By Carolyn Abadie McFarland, Acworth, GA USA
My father, Captain Harold C. Abadie, was killed May 20, 1959, while responding to a kidnapping of 3 children that morning. Unfortunately, the call had become a murder call as the criminal had killed a lady in the neighborhood before my father and his partner arrived. The criminal, thinking the policemen were responding to the murder, killed my father when he walked up to the door of the house the criminal was known to be in with the 3 children who had been kidnapped. The criminal opened the door and shot my father point blank. His partner was also killed that day and, as God would have it, so was the criminal when the police force responded to the distress calls. My father was a hero in every sense of the word, having been a World War II and Korean veteran, then returning from service to his country to serve his community. I will never forget him and think of his every day.
Fred Harmon Adams (Chief of Police)
Madison Police Dept, Madison, Ga.
By Lucas G.Adams, Savannah, GA
Chief Adams was shot multiple times on May 26, 1945, on a rainy morning in a malicious, yet misdirected assault. A local cafe owner, in a fit of desperation precipitated by a house fire, and a sick wife among other issues at the time, shot Chief Adams before the Chief could draw his 38. He died the following day at the local hospital from the gunshot wounds. The shooter had accidentally killed the wrong man that morning, sending himself to a year of prison, and a sad end in the electric chair.
Joe Adams (Police Officer)
On August 3, 2001 at about 1055 p.m. Lehi, Utah Police Office Joe Adams was killed while trying to arrest a felony suspect. Officer Adams followed a car that was suspected of driving while impaired. Officer Adams found a controlled substance on the suspect and was placing a handcuff on his right wrist. The 23 year old gang member pulled a 22 cal. pistol that was hidden in his waist band, spun out of the control hold and fired two rounds into Officer Adams. One round went between his vest and shoulder and the other into his left chest just missing his vest. Officer Adams was able to return fire hitting the suspect in the abdomen. He was arrested a short distance from the scene. Officer Adams died in surgery on Augusr 4, 2001. Joe will be missed by all who new him. Lehi, Utah has never had a line of duty death and no one can remember when the last officer in Utah County (30 miles South of Salt Lake) was injured by hostile fire. The three year veteran is survived by his wife and eight month old son. I am a retired Deputy Sheriff and belong to the Lehi EMS crew that went to his aid.
Robert Lee Adams (Marshall)
By Rick Adams
Killed in the line of duty while taking a prisoner to court on September 18, 1918 in Lilbourn Missouri. Their car was hit by a train, and I was told that he was the only one killed in that wreck. I am looking to find his name somewhere in the list of officers who have died in the line of duty, any help would be welcomed very much.
Officer Agey (Patrolman)
Dayton Police Department
By Shirley, Dayton, TX USA
Officer Agey was shot while working a second job as a security guard at a blockbutster in Houston, Tx. He was loved by many in our small town and had a beautiful daughter and wife at home. I want to take this time to let the world know that all police officers are very important in many ways. They keep us safe on the roads, in our homes, and on the streets. Thank you Officer Agey for trying your best!!!! We love you!
Steve Agner (Deputy)
Madison County Sheriff's Office
By David Myers
Deputy Sheriff Steve Agner was killed on the morning of July 26, 1999. He was working a construction detail on I-10, when a 21 yr. old lady, talking on a cell phone, plowed into his police cruiser. She never hit the brakes, his blue lights, a huge arrow board, or a red flag never caught her attention. Steve's cruiser burst into flames and burnt his body beyond recognition. the driver that killed him had minor cutes and bruises. steve left behind a 6 year old daughter and many loving friends and family members. he was 30 yrs. old.
Will Agy (Deputy Sheriff)
Liberty County Sheriff's Department
By Dana Holst, Livingston, TX USA
Deputy Agy was shot and killed in the City of Houston while working an extra job. Deputy Agy is a good man, who stood up for what was right at all costs. Deputy Agy paid the ultimate price with his life. He will live forever in our hearts.
John A. Aguilar (Sergeant)
Santa Ana Police Department
By Renee Aguilar-Ramirez, Orange, CA USA
Dad (Pa John),
You are forever loved & forever missed.
Peter J. Aguirre (Deputy Sheriff)
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
By William R. Hutton III, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
On July 17, 1996 Deputy Aguirre and his training officer were dispatched to a disturbing the peace call (Husband VS. Wife.) Dispatch also advised that prior domestics were taken at this residence. Upon arrival, he and his training officer was greeted by the victim (female) that said her husband is inside taking a shower and was threatening to shoot her. After a perimeter was set, Aguirre walked away from his training officer and approached the front door of the residence and stepped inside. The suspect was standing over the banister and when he saw the Deputy, he fired two rounds off that hit Aguirre's vest. The rounds were strong enough to knock Aguirre to the ground. While Aguirre was lying on the ground, the suspect ran downstairs and shot him in the head. Aguirre died instantly... The suspect ran out the back door of the residence where he was apprehended by other Deputies and taken into custody... SUSPECT WAS GIVEN THE DEATH PENALTY.
Stuart Akins (Officer)
Hamilton County Sheriffs Dept Native American Reserve Force
By Paul Thennes, Chattanooga TN
A great bother and friend we sweated alot together he passed june 2006 of a rare type of Lukemia. Take care bother will see you soon
Kenneth Alexander (Sergeant)
Hueytown Police Department
By Rebecca Alexander, Hueytown, Alabama
He was killed in a car accident with a coal truck on November 16th, 2000.
Richard Alexander (Officer)
Chattanooga, TN, PD.
By Melinda Bryan, retired Lieutenant, Chattanooga, TN, PD. USA
Officer Richard Alexander age 51 was killed in a traffic accident on OCT 5, when two teenagers lost control of their car for unknown reasons and hit him head on. This happened about a mile from the police dept. Great officer, quiet, well-liked, good friend and family man. He will be missed by all.
Stephen Levi Amos, II (Patrol Officer)
Winston-Salem Police Department, NC
By C. K. Redmon, Winston-Salem, NC USA
On February 27, 1995, Officer Amos, affectionately called "Steve" by his police family, was enroute to a training session along with his partner, John Pratt, when he heard a report of shots being fired at a local apartment complex. Not one to ignore the call and continue on to a harmless training session, Steve unknowingly drove his patrol vehicle towards the call and directly into the path of gunfire from a deranged subject who was indiscriminately firing off rounds from a high-powered rifle. Steve parked in the middle of street as to block off incoming traffic. As he exited his vehicle to look for cover the gunman fired at him. The round passed through the patrol car and hit Steve in the chest leaving a hole the size of a "Coke Can" according to doctors that later operated on Steve. Steve was rushed to a local hospital and died the next day as a direct result of the gunshot wound. End of watch... February 28, 1995.
Gilbert Glen Androy (Deputy Sheriff)
Fremont County Sheriff's Department
By Christina Androy, Malvern, IA USA
Deputy Androy was fatally injured while responding to a domestice violence call near Sidney, Iowa on October 13th 1997, and later died on October 15th 1997. Deputy Androy was trying to apprehend a subject when he broke into the residence and went directly down a flight of stairs fatally injuring his head. Deputy Androy was a law enforcement veteran of 13 years. He is survived by his wife, Christina, who was 7 months pregnant at the time of his death, his now 3 daughters, Lauren 8, Whitney 6, and Georgia Glyn, his stepsons, Jason Miller 12, and Jordan Miller 9, his parents, Jack and Ruth Androy, sister, Tammy Androy, brother and family, Todd & Carla Androy, nephew Tim Androy, nieces Lacey Johnson and Jessie Androy, and many other family and friends. Deputy Androy was a good husband, father, son, brother, and friend. His wife has survived knowing that the Lord needed his special helping ways more than anyone on earth and that he is watching over his special baby daughter. She believes that he gave her one last Christmas present in 1997, his daughter Georgia Glyn-Rea Androy was born on December 24th.
Daniel Lee Archuleta (Deputy Sheriff)
Kern County Sheriffs Dept.
By Donald L. Archuleta, City, Seal Beach, Calif.
For, My Son Deputy Sheriff Daniel Lee Archuleta, E.O.W. Sept. 12, 2004 My son gave his life in the Line Of Duty. While responding to a back up call for a fellow Deputy in need of help his patrol car left the road and turned over several times. He died doing what he loved, serving as a Law Enforcement Officer. This was his dream ever since he was a small boy. It is sad that he only got to live his dream for four short years. Dan started out with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept. for two years. He then transfered to Kern County Sheriffs Dept. were he served his last two years. He was 35 years old when he died. Dan was born on Christmas Day. A gift from God. We had to give him back. We love and miss you Son so very much, Dad
TFC Raymond Armstead (Trooper First Class)
Maryland State Police Barack "L"
By TFC Kerry Duncan (L24), Forestville, MD USA
Ray lost his life in the line of duty on March 25, 1998......A day that I will never forget. We all miss his smile, his ability to make us laugh, and his dedication to duty. Even though he was only a trooper for a short period, he loved his job. My wife said that God always calls his best angels first. In my heart I know that she is right but it still hurts. See you when I get there my friend.
Hugo Arango (Detective)
Doraville Police Department
By Jill McElwee, Ft. Walton Beach, FL USA
Hugo was murdered May 13, 2000, while investigating 3 men breaking into cars outside of a nightclub. He was shot 4 times. The first shot took off one of his fingers, the second shot was through his thigh, as he lay on the ground helpless, we are told he begged for his life, the third shot was through his neck, shattering his brain stem, the final shot was intentionally through his badge. He was 24 years old. He worked with the Doraville Police Dept. for 6 years. He started off as a dispatcher and worked his way up to Detective. The loss of Hugo has affected many people. He was and still is very much loved and missed. They say in the death of a friend we loose a piece of ourselves. I, as well as many others have lost a big piece of ourselves. God bless Hugo and his family. WE LOVE YOU HUGO!!!!!
Jimmy Armstrong (Officer)
Bensalem Township Police Department, Bensalem, PA
By Sandra and Patti Armstrong, Yardley, PA USA
Officer Armstrong was killed in the line of duty at age 26 on April 15, 1975. He left behind a loving wife an a year old baby daughter. He'll always be in our hearts.
St. Joseph Police Department
By David Woolery, St. Joseph, MO USA
Bradley was a Marine who served in the Persian Gulf. He gave his life while protecting the citizens of St. Joseph, Missouri as a Police Officer (Nov 98).
James V. Arnaud (Deputy)
Prince George's County Sheriff's Department
Two sheriff's deputies were fatally shot when they tried to serve an emergency psychiatric petition at a house in the Adelphi area. It was still unclear for whom the psychiatric order was issued, who requested it and whether the home's owners, James and Karen Logan, or their two college-age children were involved in the incident at 9332 Lynmont Dr., said sheriff's Lt. Col. John W. Thompson. James Logan runs a TV repair business, Logan's TV Lab, out of his home, according to county records.
MacGruder was hit in the back of the head, a police source said. Arnaud was struck in the throat. It was unclear what kind of gun was used, Black said. One deputy was shot in the living room, and the other was shot in a back bedroom, sources said. Arnaud died inside the house; MacGruder was pronounced dead late last night at Prince George's Hospital Center.
Walter Kevin Artz (Sergeant)
Vigo County Sheriff Department
By Lyndsay Artz, Terre Haute, IN USA
My father was killed July 1, 1987 while responding to a domestic dispute in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was shot and killed in the line of duty. He is dearly missed and remembered. Kevin is survived by his wife Linda, and two daughters Lyndsay and Ashley.
Richard "Ricky" E. Ashley (Deputy Sheriff)
Chowan County Sheriff's Department
By Ashley Jackson, Edenton, NC
Ricky was on the force for 15 months before his tragic death. He was killed while on a routine mission to fly over the county and look for marijuana plants hidden in the fields. The plane crashed killing the pilot, a spotter and Ricky. He was well liked by all law enforcement staff and the community as well. He will always be remembered in Chowan County.
The Sheriff, Fred Spruill, said, "His smile would make you want to smile. It didn't matter what was going on around him or how someone spoke to him, he was always smiling." God Bless his family.
Richard Asten (Sergeant)
Kansas City Kansas Police Department
By Mark Bundy, Kansas City, KS USA
Sgt. Richard Asten was killed June 11, 1998, when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued by police. He died doing what he loved to do, protecting the citizen's of his community. As Chief James Swafford said at his funeral," in our world, he was truly a hero."
Marc Todd Atkinson #5930 (Officer)
Phoenix Police Department
By Officer Christopher L. Starr #8797, Arizona Department of Corrections, Phoenix, AZ
Marc Atkinson was a caring officer who made the best of all situations good or bad. His life cut short by a drug dealer that ambushed him as Marc was going to pull the suspect over. Leaving behind a wife and young son, You are truly a hero and a true friend that I will miss imensly. Until we meat again Brother I will miss your jokes and your smile. Thank you for inspiring me to reach for higher ground.
Raymond Auger (Patrolman for 26 Years)
Little Ferry Police Department
By Karen Franzson, Little Ferry, NJ USA
I Love & Miss You Dad.. It's only been three years since you passed, but it feels like a life time
Jeff Austin (Deputy)
St. Charles County Sheriff Department
By Angela Shy, Charles County, Missouri
Jeff was 35 years old when he died suddenly of a massive heart attack while at home in July of 2003. Jeff was a K-9 Officer and his dog Astro and him were always together. I really miss Jeff being at the station every morning waiting on me so he could tell me about his night. He was an awsome officer and had a great sense of humor. Jeff was well liked and he is missed very much by his law enforcement family. There was a memorial made to Jeff and Astro in New Jersey where Jeff was laid to rest. I just want to say we miss you Cosmo and we know you are with us everyday in our hearts.
Stuart J. Alexander (Lieutenant)
Corpus Christi Police Department
By Linda Gialouris, Corpus Christi, TX
Lieutenant Stuart Alexander was intentionally struck and killed by a suspect while attempting to deploy stop sticks at 12:10 am, Wednesday March 11, 2009. The suspect had just assaulted another officer at a disturbance call and was fleeing the area at the time.
The suspect was shot and wounded a short time later after ramming several police cars. Lieutenant Alexander was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Lieutenant Alexander had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and son. May he rest in peace.
Jeff Azuar (K-9 Officer)
Vallejo Police Department
By The Delgadillo Family, Vallejo, CA USA
By Norma Cervantes
By The Delgadillo Family,
I wish in this memorial that I could tell you how much we miss you, but words don't even begin to describe it. You went to work and did your job the best you could, not knowing that the price you would have to pay would be the most precious price of all. You layed your life on the line for a job, and a city that you loved so dearly. I think to myself, "How could you be so unselfish?" Then I remember who I'm talking about. A man who loved his job and everything that he and his partners, Rondo, and A.J. stood for. You wore that badge with the upmost dignity and pride and protected us while we slept.
Jeff, we will miss you so much, and when that time comes for us to take that final step up on the stairway to heaven we know that you and Rondo will be there to welcome Us home!! We love you!!! #371
By Norma Cervantes
Jeff was a kind loving Officer who gave his life for what he believed. I worked with Jeff as a CPS social worker and he was always there for me as an Officer and a friend. I miss Jeff every single day of my life. He gave so much for everyone. He has left an a empty hole in everyone's life that he touched.
I saw Jeff the day he died but never knew that it would be the last time I saw him again. I just want to say how much I loved him as a friend and an Officer of the Vallejo Police Department. I miss him everyday of my life. The only consolation is that I know I will see him again. He will be there with Rondo guarding the gates of Heaven...
If you know a Police Officer that puts his life on the line everyday, please don't forget to tell him while he is still alive how much you appreciate and love him for being there!
My life will never be the same again.
Jeff, you are in my heart. When I meet you again, I will beat you in darts this time!
Renee Danell Azure (Deputy Sheriff)
Union County Sheriff Office
By Deb Azure, Ocala, Florida
Renee --- We love and miss you so very much that words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. It has been a short 5 weeks and I still expect you to come home anytime. We were so proud of you when moved to Florida and went back and finished high school and then went into the Police Academy, you had really truly turned your life around and then you got your first police job we were all so very excited and to be honest I was scared for you to. Shortly after that you told me of the undercover drug work you were doing and then I really got scared, but I knew that you were indeed the right person for that job. Then the day you came and told me you needed a back pack to go to school - you were so happy and rummaged through the attic to find just the right one, you were once again going undercover and again you did a great job!
Please know that we will do our best (with guidance from you and God) to take care of your daughter Faith and we will always let her know what a HERO you are and that you died doing what you truly loved to do, helping others.
Love and miss you lots - mom
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9
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