In Memoriam

In the years since the Oklahoma City federal building was bombed in 1995, 45 law enforcement officers have been murdered by domestic extremists connected to or influenced by groups or ideologies monitored by the SPLC.

These officers are among thousands of men and women killed in the line of duty since the nation’s founding. Each of their deaths was a unique tragedy.

LESLIE GEORGE LORD, 45
New Hampshire State Police (Colebrook) • August 9, 1997

SCOTT EDWARD PHILLIPS, 32
New Hampshire State Police (Colebrook) • August 19, 1997

BRUCE VANDERJAGT, 47
Denver, Colo., Police Department • November 12, 1997

ROBERT “SANDE” SANDERSON, 34
Birmingham, Ala., Police Department • May 13, 1998

DENNIS WARREN FINCH, 52
Traverse City, Mich., Police Department • May 13, 1998

DALE DEWAIN CLAXTON, 45
Cortez, Colo., Police Department • May 29, 1998

JAMES ARLAND ROWLAND JR., 30
Palmer, Alaska, Police Department • May 15, 1999

RICKY LEON KINCHEN, 35
Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Department • March 17, 2000

JOHN C. BOHACH, 35
Reno, Nev., Police Department • August 22, 2001

ERIC BRADFORD TAYLOR, 31
Massillon, Ohio, Police Department • August 9, 2002

DAVID FRANK MOBILIO, 31
Red Bluff, Calif., Police Department • November 19, 2002

KEVIN MICHAEL MARSHALL, 33
Michigan State Police (Fremont) • July 7, 2003

DONALD MCMURRAY OUZTS, 63
Abbeville County, S.C., Magistrate’s Office • December 8, 2003

DANNY WILSON, 37
Abbeville County, S.C., Sheriff’s Office • December 8, 2003

ROBERT WALTER HEDMAN, 49
Otero County, N.M., Sheriff’s Department • December 18, 2004

HENRY “HANK” NAVA JR., 39
Fort Worth, Tex., Police Department • December 1, 2005

JAMES W. SELL, 63
Gassville, Ark., Police Department • February 4, 2006

LEE STEWART NEWBILL, 49
Moscow, Idaho, Police Department • May 19, 2007

STEPHEN ANDERSON, 60
Salt Lake City, Utah, Department of Corrections • June 25, 2007

JOHN R. SMITH, 40
Bastrop, La., Police Department • August 10, 2007

CHARLES D. “CHUCK” WILSON JR., 34
Bastrop, La., Police Department • August 10, 2007

RONALD HARRISON, 56
Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office • August 15 2007

WILLIAM ROBERT HAKIM, 51
Oregon State Police • Dec. 12, 2008

THOMAS PAUL TENNANT, 51
Woodburn, Ore., Police Department • Dec. 12, 2008

PAUL SCIULLO III, 37
Pittsburgh, Pa., Police Department • April 4, 2009

STEPHEN MAYHLE, 29
Pittsburgh, Pa., Police Department • April 4, 2009

ERIC KELLY, 41
Pittsburgh, Pa., Police Department • April 4, 2009

BURT LOPEZ, 45
Okaloosa County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office • April 25, 2009

WARREN “SKIP” YORK, 45
Okaloosa County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office • April 25, 2009

STEPHEN T. JOHNS, 39
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Security • June 10, 2009

SHANE T. DETWILER, 31
Chambers County, Texas, Sheriff's Office • June 10, 2009

THOMAS WILLIAM “BILL” EVANS, 38
West Memphis, Ark., Police Department • May 20, 2010

ROBERT BRANDON PAUDERT, 39
West Memphis, Ark., Police Department • May 20, 2010

BRANDON NIELSEN, 34
St. John the Baptist Parish, La., Sheriff's Office • August 16, 2012

JEREMY TRICHE, 27
St. John the Baptist Parish, La., Sheriff's Office • August 16, 2012

KENYON MARC YOUNGSTROM, 37
California Highway Patrol • September 5, 2012

THOMAS LYNN CLEMENTS, 58
Colorado Department of Corrections • March 19, 2013

MICHAEL L. WILSON, 42
Charlotte County, Fla., Sheriff's Office • August 5, 2013

ALYN BECK, 41
Las Vegas, Nev., Police Department • June 8, 2014

IGOR SOLDO, 31
Las Vegas, Nev., Police Department • June 8, 2014

BRYON KEITH DICKSON II, 38
Pennsylvania State Police • September 12, 2014

CHRISTOPHER LYND SMITH, 47
Leon County, Fla., Sheriff's Office • November 22, 2014

GARRETT PRESTON RUSSELL SWASEY, 44
University of Colorado Police Department • November 27, 2015

LORNE AHRENS, 48
Dallas, Tex., Police Department • July 7, 2016

MICHAEL KROL, 40
Dallas, Tex., Police Department • July 7, 2016

MICHAEL SMITH, 55
Dallas, Tex., Police Department • July 7, 2016

BRENT THOMPSON, 43
Dallas, Tex., Area Rapid Transit • July 7, 2016

PATRICK ZAMARRIPA, 32
Dallas, Tex., Police Department • July 7, 2016

MONTRELL JACKSON, 32
Baton Rouge, La.,  Police Department • July 17, 2016

MATTHEW GERALD, 41
Baton Rouge, La., Police Department • July 17, 2016

BRAD GARAFOLA, 45
East Baton Rouge Parish, La., Sheriff’s Department • July 17, 2016

MASON PALMER BETHEA MOORE, 42
Broadwater County, Mont., Sheriff’s Office • May 16, 2017

CHRISTOPHER JAMES MONICA, 42
Georgia Department of Corrections • June 13, 2017

CURTIS BERNARD BILLUE, 58
Georgia Department of Corrections • June 13, 2017

MATTHEW SCOTT BAXTER, 26
Kissimmee, Fl. Police Department • August 18, 2017

RICHARD SAMUEL HOWARD, III, 35
Kissimmee, Fl. Police Department • August 19, 2017

CHASE LEE MADDOX, 26
Locust Grove, Ga, Police Department • February 9, 2018

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