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U. S. Park Police Officers Who Have Died in the Line of Duty


William D. Allen

 Officer William D. Allen was accidentally electrocuted

and died on November 12, 1923


William J. Grissam

Officer William J. Grissam died as a result of injuries

he sustained on March 20, 1932.


Milo J. Kennedy

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. 


James F. Grove

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


Ivan W. Thompson

Officer Ivan “Ike”  W. Thompson was

shot and killed on June 14, 1940.


Thomas P. Fogarty

Motorcycle–mounted Officer Thomas P. Fogarty died

as a result of injuries on August 6, 1941.


Joseph E. Shawhan

Officer Joseph E. Shawhan died

as a result of injuries on April 15, 1944.


Michael L. Petrella

Motorcycle-mounted Officer Michael L. Petrella

died as a result of injuries on September 25, 1965.


Raymond L. Hawkins

Officer Raymond L. Hawkins was shot on December 23, 1971.


Ricardo M. Preston

Sergeant Ricardo M. Preston died while participating

in a SWAT exercise on August 11, 1988.


Hakim A. Farthing

Officer Hakim A. Farthing was struck and killed

by a drunk driver on August 10, 2002


Michael A. Boehm

Sergeant Michael A. Boehm suffered a fatal heart attack

while assisting a critically injured person on December 16, 2011.


Carl Hestikind

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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