Honoring 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 2020, Texas has lost 31 law enforcement individuals in the Line of duty.  A total of 2,098 Texas law enforcement individuals and 24 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

Sergeant Clay Garrison | Port of Galveston Police Department, Texas

Sergeant Clay Garrison

Port of Galveston Police Department, TX

EOW: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Senior Police Officer Randolph Boyd, Jr. | Austin Police Department, Texas

Senior Police Officer Randolph Boyd, Jr.

Austin Police Department, TX

EOW: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Christopher Ray Wilson | Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

Sergeant Christopher Ray Wilson

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, TX

EOW: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Senior Sergeant Steve Urias | Austin Police Department, Texas

Senior Sergeant Steve Urias

Austin Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Tomas Infante, Sr. | Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

Sergeant Tomas Infante, Sr.

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 22, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Reserve Police Officer David Ruiz | Dallas Police Department, Texas

Reserve Police Officer David Ruiz

Dallas Police Department, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 22, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Patrolman Matthew Adam Jimenez | Beeville Police Department, Texas

Patrolman Matthew Adam Jimenez

Beeville Police Department, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 22, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Detective Manuel Christopher Widner | Paris Police Department, Texas

Detective Manuel Christopher Widner

Paris Police Department, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 22, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Kuo-sheng

Sergeant Kuo-sheng "Johnny" Wang

South Houston Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, August 19, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Joe Olivares | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Sergeant Joe Olivares

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Shaun Christopher Waters | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Shaun Christopher Waters

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 1, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Lewis Andrew

Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor

Austin Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Cause: Automobile crash

Lieutenant Gilbert Clayton McClure | Texarkana Police Department, Texas

Lieutenant Gilbert Clayton McClure

Texarkana Police Department, TX

EOW: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corporal Albert R. Gomez | White Settlement Police Department, Texas

Corporal Albert R. Gomez

White Settlement Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Daniel Giorgi | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Daniel Giorgi

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Sunday, July 25, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Ricky Neal Roberts | McLennan Community College Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Ricky Neal Roberts

McLennan Community College Police Department, TX

EOW: Monday, July 19, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Larry Hoobler | Childress County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Larry Hoobler

Childress County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cause: Heart attack

Detective Juan Alfonso

Detective Juan Alfonso "John" Delgado

Bay City Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Joshua Blake Bartlett | Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Joshua Blake Bartlett

Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cause: Gunfire

Lieutenant Clinton Joseph Ventrca | Corinth Police Department, Texas

Lieutenant Clinton Joseph Ventrca

Corinth Police Department, TX

EOW: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Paul Keith Mooney | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Sergeant Paul Keith Mooney

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Monday, June 14, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Dustin Kyle Speckels | Hays County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Dustin Kyle Speckels

Hays County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, May 30, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Stephen Jones | Concho County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Stephen Jones

Concho County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Monday, May 10, 2021

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Alexander Leonard | Concho County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Alexander Leonard

Concho County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Monday, May 10, 2021

Cause: Gunfire

Patrol Officer David Alan Marshall | Texas Christian University Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer David Alan Marshall

Texas Christian University Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff Alexander Gwosdz | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Alexander Gwosdz

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer Jimmy Garcia | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer Jimmy Garcia

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr. | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Trooper Chad Michael Walker | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Trooper Chad Michael Walker

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Sunday, March 28, 2021

Cause: Gunfire

Corrections Officer III Tracey Adams | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer III Tracey Adams

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Saturday, March 6, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Parole Officer Troy K. Morin | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division, Texas

Parole Officer Troy K. Morin

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa | Hays County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa

Hays County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Major Esteban

Major Esteban "Stevie" Ramirez, III

Bell County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Mitchell Aaron Penton | Dallas Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Mitchell Aaron Penton

Dallas Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, February 13, 2021

Cause: Vehicular assault

Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III | Walker County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Texas

Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III

Walker County Criminal District Attorney's Office, TX

EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Vicky James | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Vicky James

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Detective Pedro Junior

Detective Pedro Junior "Pete" Mejia

Pasadena Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Detention Officer Robert Perez | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Detention Officer Robert Perez

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Alfred Jimenez | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Alfred Jimenez

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Friday, January 15, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Lieutenant Treva Preston | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Lieutenant Treva Preston

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Friday, January 15, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Constable Sherry Kay Langford | Henderson County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Constable Sherry Kay Langford

Henderson County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX

EOW: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Investigator Richard Anthony Sepolio, Sr. | Harris County District Attorney's Office, Texas

Investigator Richard Anthony Sepolio, Sr.

Harris County District Attorney's Office, TX

EOW: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Detective Camerino Santiago | El Paso Police Department, Texas

Detective Camerino Santiago

El Paso Police Department, TX

EOW: Monday, January 11, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner | Denver City Police Department, Texas

Lieutenant William Lyle Gardner

Denver City Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Randall Sims | Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Sergeant Randall Sims

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, TX

EOW: Sunday, January 3, 2021

Cause: COVID19