U. S. Park Police Officers Who Have Died in the Line of Duty
Officer William D. Allen was accidentally electrocuted
and died on November 12, 1923
Officer William J. Grissam died as a result of injuries
he sustained on March 20, 1932.
Officer Milo J. Kennedy was beaten to death
by a mob on August 7, 1932. Officer Kennedy was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps before his appointment to the United States Park Police and is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery located at WH EN, Site 22175H.
officer James F. Grove was struck and killed by
an automobile on January 28, 1933. Officer Grove was an Army Veteran and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 17. His name is on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. at panel 28-E:18
Officer Ivan “Ike” W. Thompson was
shot and killed on June 14, 1940.
Motorcycle–mounted Officer Thomas P. Fogarty died
as a result of injuries on August 6, 1941.
Officer Joseph E. Shawhan died
as a result of injuries on April 15, 1944.
Motorcycle-mounted Officer Michael L. Petrella
died as a result of injuries on September 25, 1965.
Officer Raymond L. Hawkins was shot on December 23, 1971.
Sergeant Ricardo M. Preston died while participating
in a SWAT exercise on August 11, 1988.
Officer Hakim A. Farthing was struck and killed
by a drunk driver on August 10, 2002
Sergeant Michael A. Boehm suffered a fatal heart attack
while assisting a critically injured person on December 16, 2011.
Motor-mounted Officer Hestikind died of Pneumonia on February 18, 1936 as the result of rescuing an individual from the icy waters of the Potomac River.
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