THE NAMES LISTED HERE DO NOT REFLECT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST.

Although we have a full time news and research department that tracks security and 
private police officer injuries and deaths, the total number of deaths is unknown due to a lack 
of accurate agency reporting, media omitting names, and misclassification of job titles.

2011

JANUARY

JAMES P. KEARNS, 47  
TUCSON ARIZONA

Died after a struggle with several people fighting.
RUBEN MATA, 32
PORTLAND OR

Was killed during an altercation at a nightclub New Year’s day.
UNKNOWN
Killed at a nightclub New Year’s day.
FLOYD HYMER, 62
LOS ANGELES CA

Killed during shooting.
LUIS ARTURO MARTINEZ, 22
HOUSTON TX

Shot to death at nightclub.
JOSEPH SUITT, 30
THIBODAUX LA

Died in a traffic accident as he entered work.

FEBRUARY

BRIAN CATES, 57
ANTIOCH CA

Died from stab wounds.
JULIO GARCIA, 52
LOS ANGELES CA.

Died after being struck by vehicle on TV set of NCIS.
WINFRED HUNT, 54
GREENSBORO NC

Was shot to death while working at a local nightclub.
DEANDRE THOMAS, 26
EUCLID OH
Was shot to death while on duty at Cleveland nightclub.
JOSE MARTINEZ  
SAN JUAN PR

Shot to death.
ROBERTO HERRERA, 44
LOS ANGELES CA
FEBRUARY 23 2011

Was shot to death by student while teaching a security guard class.
SEAN THRIFT
VICTORVILLE CA
FEBRUARY 27 2011

Was shot to death while on duty at a nightclub.

MARCH

GREG BROWN
HARRISONBURG VA
MARCH 8 2011

Owner of security-private investigations agency was found murdered in his vehicle.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
PITTSBURGH PA
MARCH 12 2011

Was killed while directing traffic.
UNKNOWN
HAGERSTOWN MD
MARCH 12 2011

Security officer fell from roof of an apartment building.
GARY CASTILLO, 32
LAWRENCEVILLE GA
MARCH 15 2011

Shot and killed during a robbery as he worked for GARDA armored cars.
RONALD CLARK, 28
FAYETTEVILLE NC
MARCH 25 2011
Clark was a enlisted serviceman at Fort Bragg who was killed while working a private security job at a local nightclub.
LEROY “SMOKY” BROWN, 37
NEW YORK
MARCH 27 2011

Was killed while working nightclub security.
JIMMY ANDREW LEE
HOUSTON TEXAS
MARCH 26 2011
Was stabbed to death after confronting trespasser at an office.

APRIL

UNKNOWN
TRENTON NJ
APRIL 2 2011

Stabbed to death working nightclub security.
JIM ANDREW LEE, 58
HOUSTON TX
APRIL 1 2011
Stabbed to death by a homeless man at office building.
KEITH HOLTON, 29
FULLERTON CA
APRIL 9 2011

Died from injuries of an assault.
FIDEL SANCHEZ, 26
HOUSTON TX
APRIL 20 211
Shot to death in Fort Bend during a burglary of a construction site.
JOSHUA L MILLER, 22
EAST ST LOUIS IL
APRIL 23 2011
Was shot in the head and killed on duty at a construction site.

MAY

ROLANDO TIRADO
PHOENIX AZ
MAY 1 2011
Was shot and killed while working a special event. Tirado was a full time police officer from a neighboring town but was working a security job at the time of his death.
CARLOS MELENDEZ SOLIS, 46
HOUSTON TX
MAY 1 2011
Was shot and killed working nightclub security.
MILTON TORRES
ORLANDO FL
MAY 7 2011
Stabbed to death by an unruly patron of a nightclub.
KEITH WELLES, 45
CHICAGO IL
MAY 11 2011
Died from injuries sustained in an on duty assault.
ROBERT DALE ST. CLAIR, 49
DALLAS TX
MAY 11 2011
Was shot to death trying to stop a robbery of a restaurant.
MATHEW FINLEY LITTLE, 26
BRANDON FLA
MAY 15 2011
Security officer was shot and killed at an apartment complex in St Petersburg Forida.
UNKNOWN
CHICAGO IL
MAY 19 2011
Stabbed to death during robbery.
DANIEL HUNDSON, 67
RENO NV
MAY 20 2011
Officer died while struggling to subdue disorderly man.
EMMANUEL SANTIAGO
SAN JUAN PR
MAY 23 2011
Stabbed to death by unknown assailant.
ROCHELLE PENDER, 71  
WILSON NC
MAY 21 2011
While on duty as Wal-Mart door guard was assaulted by shoplifter.

JUNE

JAIME ALBERTO VILLACORTA, 24
SANTA ANA CA
JUNE 10 2011
Was shot and killed by possible gang members at an apartment complex.
MARSHALL CHAISTAIN, 67  
ANDERSON SC
JUNE 15 2011
Suffered a medical emergency and crashed into a building while on patrol.

JULY

UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER, 73
ILLINOIS
Security officer died from an assault.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
PHILADELPHIA PA
Killed when a dumpster fell onto him from an overhead crane.
STEVEN E ORANGE JR, 46
ROANOKE VA
JULY 13 2011
Was shot and killed while on duty at an apartment complex.
SCOTT J BERGSENG, 28  
YUBA COUNTY CA
JULY 18 2011
Was killed in a traffic accident while on duty.
SONIA GALAN, 71
SAN FRANCISCO CA
JULY 14 2011
Was killed in an industrial accident while on-duty.
UNKNOWN
JEFFERSON LA
JULY 24 2011
Died from stab wounds.
JAMES MCKINNEY, 54
JACKSON MS
JULY 26 2011
Shot dead during a robbery of a Shell gas station.
ELEANOR CAPERTON, 72
CHARLESTON SC
JULY 24 2011
Was killed by a DUI driver while on duty.

AUGUST

RICKY ALLEN, 45
PANAMA CITY FL
AUGUST 1 2011

Died from blunt force object at Panama City Marina.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER  
TAMPA FL
AUGUST 1 2011
Shot to death at a nightclub.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
DETROIT MI
AUGUST 5 2011
Shot to death by patron ejected from club.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
MIAMI FL
AUGUST 5 2011
Shot to death by patron ejected from club.
STANLY CURTAIN, 61
JACKSON MS AUGUST 9 2011
Died of a heart attack during confrontation.
GLENN GOODRICH, 49
INDIANAPOLIS IN
AUGUST 13 2011
Died at Indiana State Fair when staging fell on top of him.
JOEL RODRIGUEZ, 45
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
AUGUST 12 2011
Killed by gunfire at a nightclub.
ALVARO LOPEZ RAMOS, 26
MIAMI FL 
AUGUST 21 2011
Shot-killed during a robbery.
RAY DUATARTAS, 49
GARLAND COUNTY AR
AUGUST 18 2011
Killed while breaking up a fight at a nightclub.
JOSE BENITEZ
MONTGOMERY COUNTY TX
AUGUST 15 2011
Shot to death at restaurant.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER  
DETROIT MI  
AUGUST 27 2011
Was killed at a nightclub.
LIONEL NEWELL, 55
DALLAS TX
AUGUST 31 2011
Shot to death during bank robbery.
JOSEPH THREADGILL, 23
ALBUQURQUE NM
AUGUST 28 2011
Was shot  seven times  at a nightclub.

SEPTEMBER

LAMAR BROOKES, 43
AUGUSTA GA
RUSSELL HORNER, 61,
TAMPA FL
MAY 27 2011
Retired FBI agent employed by Target security died in struggle with shoplifter.
THOMAS FITZPATRICK, 47
MANHATTAN IL
SEPTEMBER 29 2011
Dies of injuries from fall at industrial facility.

OCTOBER

MAYBERRY PORTER, 51
CHICAGO IL
OCTOBER 6 2011
Was shot to death while working security at a grocery store.
DENNIS FOX, 53
CHICAGO IL
OCTOBER 9 2011
Was stabbed and shot during a robbery of a gas station.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
HARTFORD CT
OCTOBER 10 2011
Was killed at apartment building.
JACQUES NOVEMBRE, 61
WEST PALM BEACH FLA
OCTOBER 1 2011
Was attacked, beaten during burglary at shopping center on July 14 2011. He died of his injuries 78 days later.
ROBERT FERGUSON, 78
COLUMBIA SC
OCTOBER 13 2011
Died in a car accident leaving work at the Farmers Market.
REGINALD THOMPSON, 41
MEMPHIS TN
OCTOBER 23 2011
Was shot and killed on duty at Bent Tree Apartments.
FRANKIE RONDON-ROSARIO
SAN JUAN PR
OCTOBER 19 2011
While working on a closed US Naval Base, the officer was shot during a robbery.
RICHARD WALTON
ST PAUL MN
1986
Officer Walton was killed during a gun battle inside a hospital pharmacy in St. Paul. He was an off-duty law enforcement officer working security.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
BOISE ID
OCTOBER 27 2011
Killed at a campground by blunt force trauma.

NOVEMBER

MICHAEL BANKS, 30
HOBART INDIANA
NOVEMBER 2 2011
Shot to death during a robbery at a store in Chicago IL.
REGINALD RANIER, 54
CHICAGO IL
NOVEMBER 10 2011
Shot to death during robbery of Aldi’s store.
PAUL HOBART, 24
FLINT MICHIGAN
NOVEMBER 12 2011
Died as a result of an on duty car accident.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
ATLANTA GA
NOVEMBER  13 2011
Found deceased in his vehicle at work.
MANUEL TOMANENG, 71
SAN FRANCISCO CA
NOVEMBER 14 2011
Died as a result of being struck by a city bus.
KEVIN ROLLINS, 43
LAWTON OK
NOVEMBER 20 2011
Was shot to death working nightclub security.
NORA HOLTS, 66
NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 11 2011
Died of a heart attack during her shift.
MANFORD E FURR
MONTGOMERY AL
OCTOBER 12 1974
Retired police officer working security killed by armed gang.
NORMAN ANTHONY STEPHENS
DETROIT MICHIGAN
DECEMBER 14 2001
Armored car guard killed during robbery.
AHMAD ISSOUI, 49  
HOUSTN TX
NOVEMBER 28 2011

Shot to death during a robbery at gaming room.
UNKOWN SECURITY OFFICER
WASHINGTON DC
NOVEMBER 26 2011
Shot to death at lounge during disturbance.
WILLIAM KELLET
SPRINGFIELD MO
JULY 4 1998
Killed during a burglary at an auto dealership.

DECEMBER

WILLIAM SAMUEL KENNEY, 55
LODI TOWNSHIP MI
AUGUST 18 2006
Was beat to death during a burglary at an Ann Arbor car dealership.
TERRANCE DRAYTON, 26
BROOKLYN NY
DECEMBER 4 2011
Shot to death working nightclub security.
KAMRUL BHUIYAN
WOODBRIDGE NJ
DECEMBER 7 2011
Died in a traffic accident driving Garda Armored Car.
WILLIAM CLARK FORD JR, 62
TAMPA BAY FL
SEPTEMBER 21 1984
Was shot during robbery. Killer confessed in December 2011.
TIMOTHY WATERA, 66
NEW ORLEANS LA
DECEMBER 2011
Died of head trauma.
JESUS ORTEGA, 22
QUEENS NY
DECEMBER 21 2011
Died of stabbing.
RODERICK MCGUIRE, 26
HOUSTON TX
Shot to death at apartment complex.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
LIMON COLORADO
DECEMBER 20 2011
Died in traffic accident during heavy snows while transporting a prisoner to jail.
ROBERT WARREN, 34
CHICAGO IL
DECEMBER 25 2011
Shot to death while working nightclub security.
JOSE EMANUEL RAMERIZ, 23
SAN JUAN PR
DECEMBER 26 2011
Died in fight at apartments.
CLIFTON LEWIS, 41
CHICAGO IL
DECEMBER 29 2011
Was shot and killed during a robbery. Lewis was a Chicago police officer working private security at the time of death.

THESE NAMES HAVE BEEN ADDED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

CARMEN DIAZ, 28
CALIFORNIA
OSVALDO VERA
DALLAS TX
NOVEMBER 15 2003
Was shot to death.
JIMMIE SCOTT
LOUISVILLE KY
MARCH 1998
Died from beating injuries.
DWIGHT PEEK
SAN ANTONIO TX
NOVEMBER 10 2005
Was shot to death.
KEVIN BURNS, 57
NEW JERSEY
1984
Was shot to death.
WILLIAM BUCHANAN
DALLAS TX
JANUARY 1 2007
Was involved in a hit and run accident.
JESUS RAMON MARTINEZ, 24
LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS
ADAN SANCHEZ, 19
DALLAS TEXAS
FEBRUARY 17 2007
Was shot to death.
WILLIAM DOHERTY
TEXAS
MARCH 28 2009
Died on duty in a motor vehicle accident.
RAY WOUSON
VICTORIA TX
JUNE 18 2010
Was killed in traffic accident while working as armored guard.
CHRIS PULLY, 61
TUSCON AZ
MAY 2001
Suffered trauma injuries in attack.
STEVEN LEE CARTER
DECATUR GA
Was shot to death.
GEORGE FAUN, 61
DAYTON OHIO
FEBRUARY 12 1947
Shot after interrupting a burglary.
GLENN TOWNES
RALEIGH NC
Shot to death at hotel.
STANLY NEWTON
BOSTON MA
1963
Killed by a shoplifter.
WILLIAM SMITH, 54
HOLLYWOOD CA
1982
Killed during store robbery.
PETER PAIGE
NEW YORK NY
OCTOBER 20 1981
Brinks security officer killed in gun battle during robbery.
JOSEPH TROMBINO
NEW YORK NY
SEPTEMBER 11 2001
Killed in terrorist attacks.