HONORING FALLEN HEROES OF 2020

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 8 law enforcement officer in the Line of duty.  A total of 1,994 Texas law enforcement individuals and 19 K9s overall have been killed in the line of duty.

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 Jason Knox | Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Jason Knox

Houston Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Cause: Aircraft accident

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden | Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

Bell County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Police Officer Justin Putnam | San Marcos Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Justin Putnam

San Marcos Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker | Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cause: Heart attack

Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius | Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Senior Deputy Christopher Scott Korzilius

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cause: Automobile Crash

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten | Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Whitten

Liberty County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW:  Monday, February 3, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum | Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 2020

Cause:  Vehicular assault

Police Officer Nicholas Reyna | Lubbock Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Nicholas Reyna

Lubbock Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle