National Police Week – Remembering the Fallen

It’s National Police Week in the United States, so I decided not to write-up a typical blog post.  Instead I chose to simply list the names of the 126 officers who lost their lives in 2014.  These people were not just officers.  They were husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters.  Their parents remember holding them for the first time, dropping them off for their first day of kindergarten, watching them play little league baseball, and go on their first dates.  They had friends, they joked, they cried, they did great things, and they were as fallible as any of us.  They were people just like you and me.

Working in law enforcement has, and has always had, challenges few can understand. As of late, things have become particularly difficult as specific actions by some officers have come under heavy scrutiny (sometimes with reason). However, the narrative being promoted by many in and around the media has become irrational and the reflexive responses by some involved in policing has only fanned the flames. Let this week be a time to remember the fallen and to advocate rational analyses of individual police actions for everyone’s benefit.


Here is the list provide by

Garrett Jeffrey 10/27/14 AL Dothan Police Department
Hart James 11/23/14 AL Elmore County Sheriff’s Office
Kelley William 4/18/14 AL Covington County Sheriff’s Office
Williamson John 10/25/14 AL Butler County Sheriff’s Office
Johnson Patrick 5/1/14 AK Alaska State Troopers
Rich Gabriel 5/1/14 AK Alaska State Troopers
Hobbs John 3/3/14 AZ Phoenix Police Department
Payne David 10/31/14 AZ Chandler Police Department
Stewart Tyler 12/27/14 AZ Flagstaff Police Department
Richardson Allen “Pete” 3/17/14 AE Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office
Corder Jordan 9/30/14 CA Covina Police Department
Cortijo Christopher 4/9/14 CA Los Angeles Police Department
Davis, Jr. Michael 10/24/14 CA Placer County Sheriff’s Department
Del Fiorentino Ricky 3/19/14 CA Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
Diamond Shaun 10/29/14 CA Pomona Police Department
Gonzalez Juan 2/17/14 CA California Highway Patrol
Hewell Scott 6/11/14 CA Stockton Police Department
Kostiuchenko Yevhen 10/28/14 CA Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Law Brian 2/17/14 CA California Highway Patrol
Lee Nicholas 3/7/14 CA Los Angeles Police Department
Mitchell Timothy 12/30/14 CA Avalon Harbor Patrol
Oliver Danny 10/24/14 CA Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Sanchez Roberto 5/3/14 CA Los Angeles Police Department
Smith, Jr. Tom 1/21/14 CA Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department
Baldwin David 1/26/14 CO Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
German Robert 3/22/14 FL Windermere Police Department
Horne Michael 1/27/09 FL Hendry County Sheriff’s Office
Kondek, Jr. Charles 12/21/14 FL Tarpon Springs Police Department
Larson Mark 3/24/14 FL Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
Pine Jonathan 2/11/14 FL Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Richard Chelsea 5/3/14 FL Florida Highway Patrol
Smith Christopher 11/22/14 FL Leon County Sheriff’s Office
Hawk Noel 5/4/14 GA Eatonton Police Department
Jordan Kevin 5/31/14 GA Griffin Police Department
Norris Michael 9/14/14 GA Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Thomas Steven 5/21/14 GA Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Morrissy James 3/17/14 IL Oak Forest Police Department
Calvin Jacob 6/28/14 IN Tipton County Sheriff’s Office
Renn Perry 7/5/14 IN Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Schultz Nickolaus 9/7/14 IN Merrillville Police Department
Westerfield Jeffery 7/6/14 IN Gary Police Department
Snider Howard 6/17/12 IA Ames Police Department
Harwood Jason 9/7/14 KA Topeka Police Department
Branham Bobby 5/14/13 KY Louisville Division of Police
Bares, Jr. Allen 6/23/14 LA Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office
Foster, Jr. James 12/30/14 LA Denham Springs Police Department
Papillion, Jr. Carlos 1/28/14 LA St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office
Clagett Jamel 12/21/14 MD Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Maloney Gregory 4/1/14 MA Plymouth Police Department
Simmonds Dennis 4/10/14 MA Boston Police Department
Charles Chad 5/21/14 MI Michigan Department of Corrections
Whitaker Grant 12/7/14 MI Ingham County Sheriff’s Office
Patrick Scott 7/30/14 MN Mendota Heights Police Department
Collum John 5/9/14 MS Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Street John 12/16/14 MS George County Sheriff’s Office
Chism Matthew 11/2/14 MO Cedar County Sheriff’s Office
Johnson, Jr. Eddie 10/20/14 MO Alton Police Department
Dunn, I Joseph 8/14/14 MT Cascade County Sheriff’s Office
Baker Amanda 2/16/14 NE Scotts Bluff County Detention Center
Hecker Mark 8/12/14 NE Butler County Sheriff’s Office
Beck Alyn 6/8/14 NV Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Soldo Igor 6/8/14 NV Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Arkell Stephen 5/12/14 NH Brentwood Police Department
Arocha, Jr. Reinaldo 9/16/14 NJ Newark Police Department
Goodell Christopher 7/17/14 NJ Waldwick Police Department
Petruzzello Stephen 12/29/14 NJ Cliffside Park Police Department
Santiago Melvin 7/13/14 NJ Jersey City Police Department
Haase Anthony 10/26/14 NM Rio Rancho Police Department
Bordonaro Frank 7/8/14 NY Genesee County Sheriff’s Office
Choi Thomas 12/29/14 NY Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police
Guerra Dennis 4/9/14 NY New York City Police Department
Liu Wenjian 12/20/14 NY New York City Police Department
Mayville Douglas 4/9/14 NY Albany Police Department
Pierson Daryl 9/3/14 NY Rochester Police Department
Ramos Rafael 12/20/14 NY New York City Police Department
Skinner Christopher 5/29/14 NY New York State Police
Smith, Jr. David 3/31/14 NY Johnson City Police Department
Williams Michael 9/21/14 NY New York City Police Department
Greene Jeffrey 11/19/14 NC Union County Sheriff’s Office
Klingenschmidt Stanley 6/15/13 NC Southern Pines Police Department
Thalmann Alexander 3/31/14 NC New Bern Police Department
Paris, Sr. Michael 8/1/12 OH Ohio State Highway Patrol
Winebrenner Justin 11/16/14 OH Akron Police Department
Beck Brian 1/23/14 OK Washita County Sheriff’s Office
Chase Kelley 10/13/12 OK Oklahoma City Police Department
Fisher Terry 1/12/14 OK Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office
Weeks Mitchell 1/6/12 OK McAlester Police Department
Willhight Kristian 1/23/14 OK Burns Flat Police Department
Champion Richard 12/14/14 PA Perryopolis Borough Police Department
Dickson, II Bryon 9/12/14 PA Pennsylvania State Police
Kedra David 9/30/14 PA Pennsylvania State Police
Pierce Sheryl 9/14/13 PA South Londonderry Township Police Department
Matuskovic Joseph 9/8/14 SC Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
Smith, Jr. Holmes 11/5/14 SC Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department
Johnson David 1/12/14 TN Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Perritt Darrell 11/4/14 TN Maury County Sheriff’s Department
Petrina Michael 5/10/14 TN Metro Nashville Police Department
Buckles Paul 5/30/14 TX Potter County Sheriff’s Office
Dinwiddie Charles 5/11/14 TX Killeen Police Department
Dixon Wayland 6/19/14 TX Little River-Academy Police Department
Hollis Jessica 9/18/14 TX Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Johnson, Jr. Cleveland 8/28/14 TX Titus County Constable’s Office
Kelley Marc 3/14/14 TX Trinity University Police Department
Martinez, Sr. Alejandro 11/21/14 TX Willacy County Sheriff’s Office
Naylor Michael 10/9/14 TX Midland County Sheriff’s Office
Pimentel Michael 8/23/14 TX Elmendorf Police Department
Valdez, III Jesse 10/29/14 TX Harris County Sheriff’s Office
Wride Cory 1/30/14 UT Utah County Sheriff’s Office
Berger Bryan 4/28/14 VA Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
House, III Percy 1/31/14 VA Greensville County Sheriff’s Office
Jones Brian 5/30/14 VA Norfolk Police Department
Hansen Derek 3/28/14 WA Wapato Police Department
Seversen Michael 4/14/14 WI Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Albarati-Casana Osvaldo 2/26/13 Federal U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Baskett Michael 11/26/13 Federal U.S. Dept. of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons
Cabrera Jair 5/24/14 Federal Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police
Crisp Jason 3/12/14 Federal U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations
Feldt Brian 12/23/13 Federal U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Giannini Alexander 5/28/14 Federal U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol
Holtz Clinton 1/17/14 Federal U.S. Capitol Police
Kountz Brandon 3/31/13 Federal U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Mayo Mark 3/24/14 Federal United States Navy Security Forces
McKnight Frank 5/29/14 Federal U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service
Montoya, Sr. Ernest 11/30/14 Federal Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police
Robledo Tyler 9/12/14 Federal U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol
Amaro-Fantauzzi Geniel 8/25/14 PR Puerto Rico Police Department
Correa-Ortega Joaquin 3/10/14 PR Puerto Rico Police Department
Morales-Santiago Marielis 4/10/14 PR Puerto Rico Police Department
Mujica de Leon Francisco 12/20/10 PR Puerto Rico Department of Justice
Rivera-Vega Carlos 1/21/14 PR Puerto Rico Police Department
Torres-Marin Mario 12/20/10 PR Puerto Rico Department of Justice



J.J. Hensley is the author of RESOLVE, which is set against the backdrop of the Pittsburgh Marathon, Measure Twice, and other works. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service.
Twitter @JJHensleyauthor


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13 thoughts on “National Police Week – Remembering the Fallen

  1. Bulldog Travels

    I worked with one of the individuals who was violently killed in the line of duty in 2014. His family has forever lost a son, a brother, a father…his friend will forever grieve. Thank you for recognizing our greater national loss.

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