FALLEN HEROES OF 2022

 

In Texas, law enforcement individuals put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others every day. Most serve with unwavering commitment, professionalism, valor, and distinction. Sadly in 2022, Texas has lost 32 law enforcement individuals in the Line of duty.  A total of 2,218 Texas law enforcement individuals and 26 K9s overall have been killed in the line of duty in the State of Texas.

We invite you to learn more about our law enforcement heroes and join the Texas Police Trainers in honoring and remembering them.  You can also click  www.odmp.org to find all the Texas fallen heroes. 

They put their lives on the line for us every day even at the risk of losing their own life.

 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." - Matthew 5-9

 "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13


Poem by Jon F. Hooper

 

"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation."

Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder

Police Officer Steven R. Nothem, II | Carrollton Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Steven R. Nothem, II

Carrollton Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Cause: Automobile crash

Senior Patrol Officer Anthony Martin | Austin Police Department, Texas

Senior Patrol Officer Anthony Martin

Austin Police Department, TX

EOW: Friday, September 23, 2022

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Correctional Officer III Kaitlyn Breanne Ritnour | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Correctional Officer III Kaitlyn Breanne Ritnour

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Saturday, September 3, 2022

Cause: Automobile crash

Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos | Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Lorenzo Bustos

Smith County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, July 29, 2022

Cause: Vehicular assault

Obituary of Jeffery Michael David Richardson

Reserve Officer Jeffrey Michael David Richardson

Poteet Police Department, TX

EOW: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cause: Vehicular assault

Correctional Officer IV Jade Drennan | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

 Correctional Officer IV Jade Drennan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Robert Adam Howard | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Robert Adam Howard

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Cause: Automobile crash

Deputy Constable Jennifer Lauren Chavis | Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

Deputy Constable Jennifer Lauren Chavis

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, TX

EOW: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Cause: Vehicular assault

Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant Barbara Majors Fenley | Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Barbara Majors Fenley

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Cause: Fire

Correctional Officer V Lonnie D. Johnson, Jr. | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Correctional Officer V Lonnie D. Johnson, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Sunday, March 6, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Correctional Officer V Jose Ruiz | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Correctional Officer V Jose Ruiz

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Patrolman David Glen Evans | San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman David Glen Evans

San Antonio Police Department, TX

EOW: Friday, February 25, 2022

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Constable Neil Adams | San Jacinto County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Deputy Constable Neil Adams

San Jacinto County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX

EOW: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Lonnie Sneed | Double Oak Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Lonnie Sneed

Double Oak Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Correctional Officer V Kay W. Zeger, Jr. | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Correctional Officer V Kay W. Zeger, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Sunday, February 13, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Corporal Sheli Godbold | Pantego Police Department, Texas

Corporal Sheli Godbold

Pantego Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Correctional Officer IV John Baron

Correctional Officer IV John Baron "Barry" Broadaway

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer John Mestas | Double Oak Police Department, Texas

Police Officer John Mestas

Double Oak Police Department, TX

EOW: Monday, February 7, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Employee Darrell Avery | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Employee Darrell Avery

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Sunday, February 6, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Laquintin J. Wilson | Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Laquintin J. Wilson

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Chris Bardwell | Cross Roads Police Department, Texas

Sergeant Burke N. Hannibal | Gonzales County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Burke N. Hannibal

Gonzales County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Monday, January 31, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Lorin Marie Readmond | Loving County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Lorin Marie Readmond

Loving County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Cause: Automobile crash

Police Officer Christopher Wayne Berry | Vidor Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Christopher Wayne Berry

Vidor Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Monday, January 24, 2022

Cause: Vehicular assault

Corporal Charles Galloway | Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

Corporal Charles Galloway

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX

EOW: Sunday, January 23, 2022

Cause: Gunfire

Special Agent Anthony Salas | Texas Department of Public Safety - Criminal Investigations Division, Texas

Special Agent Anthony Salas

Texas Department of Public Safety - Criminal Investigations Division, TX

EOW: Saturday, January 22, 2022

Cause: Accidental

Police Officer Ramiro

Police Officer Ramiro "Ray" Perez

Shallowater Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Mark A. Loecken | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer V Mark A. Loecken

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Monday, January 10, 2022

Cause: COVID19

Police Officr Franklin Joe

Lone Star College Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Cause:  COVID19

Police Officer Christopher Gibson | Dallas Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Christopher Gibson

Dallas Police Department, TX

EOW: Sunday, January 2, 2022

Cause: COVID19