Officer Down

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.

2022

JANUARY

KEVIN LEE LAWSON, 68
SOUTH CAROLINA
JANUARY 3 2022
Died from complications of COVID-19.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE SECURITY OFFICER
DALLAS TX
JANUARY 5 2022
Was found dead on the side of the road in uniform.
MIKE MOREHOUSE
GEORGIA
JANUARY 11 2022
Died from the Covid-19 virus.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
CARSON CITY NV
JANUARY 1 2022
Passed away from Covid-19 complications.
IVAN ANTHONY MILLER II, 33
OPA-LOCKA FL
JANUARY 1 2022
Died from complications of Covid-19.
HENRY BERNSTEIN
BROOKLYN NY   
JANUARY 4 2022
Died from complications of Covid-19.
16 UNIDENTIFIED TSA SECURITY OFFICERS
Have died from the Coronavirus.
TSA released information this week regarding the number of security officers who have died from the Coronavirus. Eighteen was originally reported, but the number has been updated to 34 TSA security employees.
BECKY HOWARD 
COLUMBUS OH 
JAN 5 2022
TSA supervisor died from Covid-19.
PATRICK PREJEAN, 43
MESQUITE TX
JANUARY 22 2022
Was beaten to death while on duty by a group at a gym.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
ALBUQUERQUE NM
JANUARY 23 2022
Died from Covid 19 complications.
IRA LERMAN
BOSTON MA
JANUARY 24 2022
He worked at Boston Logan International Airport and passed away following a COVID-19 infection.
ROBERT JASINSKI
PHILADELPHIA PA
JANUARY 25 2022
He worked for TSA and passed away following a COVID-19 infection.

FEBRUARY

JOHN PAINTER
BRIDGEWATER VA
FEBRUARY 1 2022
Private Police Officer Painter was killed during an active shooter incident at Bridgewater College.
J.J. JEFFERSON  
BRIDGEWATER VA
FEBRUARY 1 2022
Was a campus security officer and was killed during an active shooter incident at Bridgewater College.
PEGGY HUGHES
SACRAMENTO CA
FEBRUARY 1 2022
Passed away from the Coronavirus.
JIMMIE STROUD
KNOXVILLE TN
FEBRUARY 1 2022
Died of coronavirus.
GARY SIBEARS, 76
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI
FEB 1 2022
Court security officer died from Covid-19.
TYSHON ROSS, 28
ATLANTA GA
FEBRUARY 2 2022
Was shot to death during a confrontation with a customer at a hookah lounge.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
BALTIMORE MD
FEBRUARY 4 2022
Passed away from the Coronavirus according to local media.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
DETROIT MI
FEB 9 2022
Died from coronavirus.
JESUS RODRIGUEZ, 33
HOUSTON TX
FEBRUARY  11 2022
Was murdered during a robbery of a game room.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
SHELTON WA
FEBRUARY 14 2022
Security officer was killed after a vehicle crashed into a guard shack at Sierra Pacific Industries.
CHARDAY HANNAH 
MIAMI GARDENS FL
FEBRUARY 14 2022
Shot to death while working at a nightclub.
DAVID FOLCUM 
LOUSIVILLE KY
Suffered a fatal medical emergency at work.
FRANK HUTTON, 71
SPRINGFIELD MA
FEBRUARY 17 2022
Died from complications of covid.
HENRY ASHLEY, 24
DEKALB COUNTY GA
FEB 19 2022
Murdered at a car dealership. 
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
NEW ORLEANS LA
FEB 21 2022
Found shot to death.
CARLOS HERNANDEZ 
JANUARY 13, 1998 
HIDALGO COUNTY TX
While working as a South Texas College security guard he was shot to death during a robbery. Police arrested a suspect 20 years later in Mexico.
NEIL ADAMS
HOUSTON TX  
FEBRUARY 23 2022
Deputy Constable Adams was shot to death while working as a security officer at the at PlazAmericas.
CHARLES THORTON
BROOKLYN NY
FEBRUARY 25 2022
Died on duty in a car accident.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER, 25
BROOKLYN NY
FEB 26 2022
Stabbed to death during a confrontation while providing security service at a party.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
BRONX NY 
FEBRUARY 28, 2022
Shot to death at a nightclub.

MARCH

JAMES KOMONOSKI, 66
NEW MEXICO
MARCH 1 2022
Died from covid 19.
FREDDY ROBINSON, 69
PALM BEACH FL
Died from covid 19.
SALENA CLAYBOURNE, 35
CHICAGO IL
MARCH 7 2022
Shot to death during a carjacking as she left work.
THOMAS SLOAN, 77
ATHENS GA
MARCH 10 2022
Died on duty after a medical emergency.
DANIEL MORA, 38
ALBUQUERQUE NM
MARCH 30 2022
Shot to death while working at a hotel.
DIANTE DAVIS
DETROIT MI
MARCH 30 2022
Was shot to death at a mental health facility.

APRIL

INGE BAUMBACH, 58
MALIBU CA
APRIL 1 2022
Murdered while patrolling shopping center overnight.
KEVIN PHILLIPS 69
COLUMBUS OH
APRIL 3 2022
Covid 19 complications.
FRANCISCO L LOPEZ, 44
SAN FRANCISCO CA
APRIL 9 2022
Died from covid19.
BARRY MURPHY, 37
OAKLAND CA
APRIL 12 2022
Was shot to death.
CHRISTOPHER RONALDO
NEW YORK
APRIL 17 2022
Shot to death.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
ATLANTA GA
APRIL 18 2022
Shot to death at a restaurant.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
FLINT MI
APRIL 20 2022
Died of covid-19 according to local media.
VINCENT LASANE JR.
MEMPHIS TN
APRIL 24 2022
Shot to death while working security at a bar.
LASHONT STEWART, 23
MILWAUKEE WI
APRIL 24 2022
Was shot to death on duty at a gas station.
RONNIE J. BROWN, 60
DAYTON OH
APRIL 25 2022
Was assaulted while on duty and died from his injuries.
JOSE PARRA
LAS VEGAS NV
JUNE 9 2013
Murdered while on duty at an office building.

MAY

ISAIAH JACKSON, 77 
DECATUR IL
MAY 1 2022
Passes away from Covid 19.
CURTIS FRYE, 73
DECATUR GA
MAY 2 2022
Died from complications of the coronavirus.
STEVEN KERFELD, 69
BIRMINGHAM AL
MAY 9 2022
Died of a medical emergency on duty.
ANDREAS SHARPE
JACKSON MS
MAY 9 2022
Died from Covid 19 complications.
MICHAEL STUBBS, 58
HONOLULU HI
MAY 12 2022
Died after being violently attacked while providing security for a shopping center.
SIRCHARLES MARC ANTHONY JONES, 22
PORTLAND OR
MAY 12, 2022
Shot to death in his vehicle while on duty.
AARON SALTER 
BUFFALO NY
MAY 14 2022
A retired law enforcement officer working a security job was killed by an active shooter who killed 10 people.
CRAIG FALLAW
COLUMBIA COUNTY GA
OCTOBER 6 1978
Was shot to death while on duty at Westlake.
KEVIN D. FRANKLIN, 68
COLUMBUS OH
MAY 20 2022
Died on duty from injuries.
SHAWN MINOR, 33
FORESTVILLE, MD 
MAY 22 2022
Was shot to death while on duty as a special police officer in Washington DC.
ADAM LEE BLACK
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP OH
MAY 26 2022
Was shot and killed by a Walmart shoplifter.

JUNE

ENRIQUE MARTINEZ
PUERTO RICO
JUNE 1 2022
Was killed during a confrontation.
DARRELL HOLDERMAN, 78,
DAYTON OH
JUNE 1 2022
Was shot to death by an inmate that he was guarding at the Miami Valley Hospital.
ROBERT SCOTT MEEK, 59
NASHVILLE TN
JUNE 2 2022
Was disarmed and killed by a liquor store shoplifter.
UNKNOWN SECURITY OFFICER
LOUISVILLE KY
JUNE 2 2022
Died during an altercation.
DAVID C. MCCONNELL, 60  
BROOKLINE MA
JUNE 8 2022
Fell 10-12 feet at a construction site on a golf course.
MARCO CARRAL DURAN, 23
SAN JOSE CA
JUNE 12 2022
Was killed while intervening in a domestic dispute at an apartment complex which turned into 2 murders and a suicide.
ROBERT WASHINGTON, 68
CHANDLER AZ
JUNE 23 2022
Lone Butte Casino officer died from Covid 19.

JULY

HENRY LONG 
DEEP RIVER  
JULY 2 2022
Died from coronavirus.
JUSTIN WELLS
JULY 3 2022
Passed away from a medical emergency while on duty.
ODULIO “JESSE” RODRIGUEZ, 36
OILDALE CA
JULY 6  2022
Was shot to death at a tobacco store during a robbery.
WILLIAM FOUGHT, 47
ST PETERSBURG FL
JULY 5 2022
Died after a confrontation.
ANTHONY JAMES NOLDEN, 59
MILWAUKEE WI
JULY 9 2022
Was shot to death during a confrontation at a grocery store.
JOHNNY PIZZARO, 31
BROOKLYN NY
JULY 19 2022
Shot to death on the Law and Order filming set.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
EL CAJON CA
JULY 26 2022
Died in an on duty car crash.

AUGUST

CORY T BOOKER, 77
HARLEM NY
Died from Covid-related illness.
BETTY GREENE
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
Died from Covid-related illness.
ALAN JAY HERSHBERGER 
HOLDENVILLE OK
AUGUST 1 2022
Was murdered while working at a private prison.
TROY RICKENBACH, 37
NEW MORGAN, PA 
AUGUST 6 2022
Was gunned down while checking a suspicious person at a local quarry.
RODNEY MEDEIROS
HONOLULU HI
AUGUST 2019
Died from a heart attack while working at Mark Zuckerburg’s compound.
KEVAN JOHNSON, 69
NEW ORLEANS LA
AUGUST 3 2022
Died from complications of Covid-19.
DEREK PHILLIPS 47
DESOTO TX
AUGUST 20 2022
Was shot to death while working as an unarmed security officer at a restaurant.
GEORGE PAYNE, 77 
MISSISSIPPI
Died from Covid-19.
CYNTHIA WRIGHT, 43
AUGUSTA GA
AUGUST 23 2022
Murdered while on duty at a distribution center.
ROBERT WAYNE WHITE 59
ROSHARON TX
AUGUST 25, 2022
Was missing from his job-site for almost 2 weeks before his body was recovered in a nearby lake. This is an open investigation.
SEAN BERNAL, 27
SACRAMENTO CA
AUGUST 25 2022
Was murdered while trying to stop a robbery at a casino.
JAIRO ORTIZ, 34
LOS ANGELES CA
AUGUST 25 2022
Shot and killed while on duty and trying to apprehend a burglary suspect.
RODNEY CUNNINGHAM, 53 
LANCASTER SC
AUGUST  27 2022
Shot to death while working security at Lancaster Raceway by a man who did not pay the entry fee.
ALBY O. ROSA VELÉAZQUEZ, 34
SAN JUAN PR
AUGUST 29 2022
Stabbed to death during a confrontation.
WILLIAM EUGENE MCLANE, 56
SALISBURY NC
AUGUST 30 2022
Was murdered during a robbery at an arcade.

SEPTEMBER

JULIAN FRUH, 19
BALTIMORE MD
SEPTEMBER 1 2022
Was murdered on patrol at a university.
TROY DAVIDSON, 34
CALIFORNIA
SEPTEMBER 1 2022
Murdered stopping a car thief.
JOHN MENDEZ, 60 
SAN LEANDRO CA 
SEPTEMBER 8 2022
A forty-year veteran employee of GardaWorld was shot to death during an armored truck robbery.
JERMAINE STEWART, 46
MACON GA
SEPTEMBER 11 2022
Was shot in the head while working security at a bar.
ARTHUR LEAHY
NEW YORK CITY
1975
Was murdered while working for the NYC parks department.
DeLAUNTE MAXIE,  32
HOUSTON TEXAS
September 14 2022
Was shot to death by a man armed with a rifle at a nightclub.
JOSE SANCHEZ, 26
YAKIMA WA
SEPTEMBER 15 2022
While security at a nightclub he was shot to death.
RANDALL LYONS, 67
LAS VEGAS NV
SEPTEMBER 16 2021
He was murdered while working at El Cortez Hotel and Casino

OCTOBER

UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
NEW YORK
OCTOBER 10 2022
Shot to death.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
TEXAS
OCTOBER 11 2022
Shot to death.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
CHICAGO IL
OCTOBER 11 2022
Shot to death by another security guard.
GABRIEL “DINO” MENDOZA, 23
MINNEAPOLIS MN
OCTOBER 16 2022
Shot to death working security at a bar.
Erik McKenzie, 30  
DeKalb County GA
October 25 2022
Was shot to death while working security at a nightclub.
Robert Adams, 66
California
October 14 2022
Died from his injuries after an assault.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
CHICAGO IL
OCTOBER 24 2022
Was shot to death while on duty.

NOVEMBER

KEVIN MCCAULEY, 71
LOUISVILLE KY
NOVEMBER 1 2022
Died from injuries sustained in an on duty assault.
WILLIE TATE, 43
OXON HILL MD
NOV 4 2022
Was shot to death while detaining an armed shoplifter at Giant Food.
NORMAN THOMAS, 57, 
CALUMET CITY IL
NOVEMBER 17 2022
The security officer was fatally shot inside a Chicago-area shopping mall during an armed robbery of a jewelry store.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
CHICAGO IL
NOV 18 2022
Beaten to death as he patrolled a business.
UNIDENTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
COLORADO SPRINGS CO
NOV 19 2022
Killed during a nightclub shooting.

DECEMBER