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 44 law enforcement individuals in the Line of duty.  A total of 2,035 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

Corporal Charles E. Holt

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V James Weston, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

EOW: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Cause: COVID1

Police Officer Jorge Cabrera

Mission Police Department, TX

EOW: Monday, August 24, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Raul Salazar, Jr.

Nueces County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Herbert Garcia

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

EOW: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Elizabeth Jones

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Lebouath Boua

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Correctional Officer Dudley J. Champ

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, TX

End of Watch: Monday, August 10, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell

Beaumont Police Department, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Cause: Vehicular assault

Corrections Officer V Eric Johnson

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Monday, July 27, 2020

Cause: COVID19

 

Corrections Officer IV Ruben Martinez

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Investigator Mark Brown

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Jerry Esparza

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Director N. Kyle Coleman

Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office, TX

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Ismael Chavez

McAllen Police Department, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, July 11, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr.

McAllen Police Department, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, July 11, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Corrections Officer Kenneth Harbin

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, July 4, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Parole Officer IV Joseph William Lange

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division, TX

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Juvenile Corrections Officer Sean Rahina Wilson

Texas Juvenile Justice Department, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Dale Multer

Travis County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Thomas Adedayo Ogungbire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Constable Caleb Daniel Rule

Fort Bend County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, TX

End of Watch: Friday, May 29, 2020

Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent

Chief of Police Marvin Wayne Trejo

Dumas Police Department, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, May 10, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Friday, May 8, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Sergeant Raymond John Scholwinski

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Jason Knox

Houston Police Department, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Cause: Aircraft accident

Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, TX

End of Watch: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer Coy D. Coffman, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

Bell County Sheriff's Office, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden

Bell County Sheriff's Office, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cause: COVID19

Police Officer Justin Putnam

San Marcos Police Department, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

Corrections Officer IV Kelvin D. Wilcher

Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division, TX

End of Watch: Monday, April 6, 2020

Cause: COVID 19

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, TX

End of Watch: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cause: Heart attack

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, TX

End of Watch:  Monday, February 3, 2020

Cause: Gunfire

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, TX

End of Watch: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cause: Struck by vehicle