Sacramento Police Department

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fallen Officer Memorial

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This page is dedicated to the men and women
who have made the ultimate sacrifice while
serving to protect the citizens of Sacramento.



Police Officer William C. Bean Jr.
EOW: Tuesday, February 9, 1999
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Emily Morgenroth
EOW: Friday, October 17, 1997
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Police Officer Michael Gartrell
EOW: Thursday, April 25, 1991
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Police Officer William H. Warner
EOW: Sunday, June 1, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire (accidental)

Police Officer Rodney Butts
EOW: Wednesday, October 15, 1975
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Detective Doyle Popovich
EOW: Saturday, August 3, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Andrew Collins
EOW: Wednesday, April 19, 1972
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

Police Officer Bernard Bennett
EOW: Wednesday, May 9, 1970
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Eugene McKnight
EOW: Tuesday, July 23, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Arnold Gamble
EOW: Friday, February 15, 1963
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Francis M. Rea
EOW: Sunday, January 3, 1954
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Frank F. Mello
EOW: Saturday, June 30, 1951
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Chief of Police Erskin G. Fish
EOW: Sunday, August 11, 1935
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Joseph Scott
EOW: Thursday, December 7, 1878
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer George C. Chapman
EOW: Tuesday, April 27, 1858
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 15

Gunfire: 9
Gunfire (accidental): 1
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle accident: 1
Vehicle assault: 1
Vehicular pursuit: 2

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