True Heroines
Police Women Killed in the Line of Duty Throughout the United States 1916-1999

by Dr. William Wilbanks
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updated Jan. 6, 2011

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Addendum to True Heroines...

       True Heroines... includes narratives about 138 women law enforcement officers killed between 1916-1998 whose names are inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.   This ADDENDUM INCLUDES A LIST OF  WOMEN OFFICERS KILLED AFTER 1998 (e.g., the 11 killed in 1999) and several cases of names from 1916-1998 that were not included on the original list from the National Memorial that was used in researching the book.   This list is updated regularly by:  WilbanksWilliam@hotmail.comCurrent cases included in this Addendum are:

Women Law Enforcement Officers Killed in U.S.
from 1916 -  2010

   The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. includes more than 17,000 male officers killed in the line of duty and more than 200 female officers thru 2006.  William Wilbanks' book,  True Heroines: Police Women Killed in the Line of Duty in the U.S., 1916-1998 includes narratives on 138 women law enforcement officers killed between 1916‑1998 whose names are inscribed on the national memorial.  The book can be obtained from Turner Pub. (1-800-788-3350).  This ADDENDUM INCLUDES A LIST OF WOMEN OFFICERS KILLED AFTER 1998 (e.g., the 11 killed in 1999) and six names from 1916‑1998 that were not included on the original list that was used in researching the book.   The post-1998 list is updated regularly by Dr. Wm. Wilbanks at his website: www.drBillyWilbanks.com. The women who have died in the line of duty since 1998 are:

Click on Blue Lettered Names to go to Slide on that officer:

145.  Deputy Kelly Fay Clark, Sierra County NM Sheriff=s Dept., March 4, 1999

146.  Lt. Tonya Doreen Gillikin, Enfield NC Police Dept., March 15, 1999

147. Officer Joyce Anne Carnegie, Orange County NJ Police Dept., April 8, 1999

148.  Deputy Sheriff Glenda Joyce Carmack, Caddo Parish LA Sheriff=s Office, April 12, 1999

149.  Pvt. Tekoa Lurray Brown, U.S. Army Military Police, Virginia, May 10, 1999

150.  Officer Tiffany Catherine Hickey, Cockrell Hill TX Police Dept., May 30, 1999

151.  Reserve Officer Johnnie Mae Clanton, New Orleans LA Police Dept., June 23, 1999

152.  Sgt. Lisa Gene Wampole, Coos County Oregon Sheriff=s Office, July 20, 1999

153.  Deputy Sheriff Dana Denise Shaw, Cherokee County GA Sheriff=s Office, Aug. 8, 1999

154.  Sgt. First Class Jeanne Margaret Balcombe, U.S. Army Military Police, overseas, Aug. 21, 1999

155.  Parole Officer Sharyn Debose‑Dover, New York State Parole, Oct. 13, 1999

156. Corrections Officer Shannon Cuddington Smith, NC Dept. of Corrections, Nov. 9, 1999

157. Deputy Sheriff Angela K. Payne, Knox County TN Sheriff=s Dept., Feb. 26, 2000

158.  Park Ranger Catherine E. Secor, Washington State Parks, May 9, 2000

159. Officer Tanja King, Orlando FL Police Dept., May 18, 2000

160. Sgt. Alane M. Stoffregen, Chicago IL Police Dept., June 2, 2000

161. Officer Shynelle Marie Mason, Detroit MI Police Dept., July 14, 2000

162.  Assistant Chief Emma Horton, Goodman MS Police Dept., Sept. 8, 2000

163.  Deputy Sheriff Sheila Pyle, Trinity County TX Sheriff's Dept., Nov. 3, 2000

164.  Cpl. Frances M. Collender, Delaware State Police, Feb. 6, 2001

165.  Deputy Sheriff Angelic Garcia, Bernalillo County NM Sheriff's Dept., March 4, 2001

166.  Investigator Sherry Lyons‑Williams, Atlanta GA Police Department, April 4, 2001

167.  Deputy Sheriff Loutricia Sowell Bonfanti, Leon County TX Sheriff's Dept., April 7, 2001

168.  Officer Lois M. Marrero, Tampa FL Police Dept.,  July 6, 2001

169. Senior Trooper Maria Mignano, Oregon State Police, Sept. 4, 2001

170. Officer Moira Smith, New York City Police Dept., Sept. 11, 2001

171. Captain Kathy Mazza, Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Dept., NJ, Sept. 11, 2001

172. Lt. Monica Carey, Clayton NC Police Dept., Sept. 14, 2001 

173. Officer Candace Ripp, Nashville TN Police Dept., Dec. 8, 2001

174. Master Officer Shelia Baker Twyman, High Point NC Police Dept. Dec. 23, 2001

175. Officer Angela Ruiz Arroyo, Puerto Rico P.D., Jan. 21, 2002

176. Officer Kristin M. Pataki, Maryland National Capital Park Police,  May 4, 2002

177. Officer Julie Jacks, Chattanooga TN Police Dept., May 6, 2002

178.  Special Deputy Kay Gregory, Marion County IN Sheriff=s Department, May 10, 2002

179.  Deputy Sheriff Ann Guinta, DeKalb County GA Dept. of Public Safety, July 20, 2002

180. Officer Stephanie Markins, Hobart/Lawrence WI P.D., July 22, 2002

181. Officer Jessica Wilson, Hazel Park, MI, P.D., July 28, 2002

182. Officer Melissa Schmidt, Minneapolis MN P.D., Aug. 1, 2002                                                    

183. Deputy Sheriff Renee D. Azure, Union County FL Sheriff=s Office, Aug. 6, 2002

184. Officer Crystal D. Sheffield, Baltimore City MD Police Dept., Aug. 22, 2002

185. Officer Mary Beall, Dayton OH Police Dept., Aug. 25, 2002

186. Officer Elizabeth L. Magruder, Prince George=s County MD Sheriff=s Dept., Aug. 29, 2002

187. Agent Yesenia Nieves-Ruiz, Puerto Rico Police Dept., Aug. 31, 2002

188. Senior Patrol Agent Catherine Hill, U.S. Border Patrol, CA, Oct. 25, 2002

189. Chief Deputy Sheriff Sharon Joann Barnes, Dent County MO Sheriff=s Dept., Dec. 9, 2002

190.  Reserve Deputy Deborah Jean Hobbs, Lake County MT Sheriff=s Office, Jan. 16, 2003

191. Officer Sheila Herring-Patrick, Norfolk VA Police Dept., Jan. 16, 2003

192.  Officer Mary Ann Collura, Fair Lawn NJ Police Dept., April 17, 2003

193.  Correctional Officer Darla Lathrem, FL Dept. of Corrections, June 11, 2003

194.  Officer Kelli L. Lambert, Wellston OH Police Dept., July 21, 2003

195.  Deputy Sheriff Ruby Rainault, Essex County VT Sheriff@s Dept., Nov. 24, 2003

196.  Officer Jennifer Fettig, Detroit MI Police Dept., Feb. 16, 2004

197.  Lt. Vickie Wax, Baton Rouge LA Police Dept., May 22, 2004

198.  Officer Christy Dedman, Metro Nashville TN Police Dept., July 19, 2004

199.  Officer Latoya Johnson, New Orleans LA Police Dept., Aug. 9, 2004

200.  Park Ranger Suzanne E. (Suzi) Roberts, Nat. Park Service, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2004

201.  Investigator Lucille Ross, Brevard County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 8, 2004

202.  Officer Amy Donovan, Austin TX Police Dept., Oct. 31, 2004

203.  Officer Melissa M. Foster, Columbus OH Div. of Police, Dec. 3, 2004

204.  Officer Cristy Sue Tindall, Peoria IL Police Dept., Dec. 30, 2004

205.  Officer Molly Suzanne Bowden, Columbia MO Police Dept., Feb. 10, 2005

206.  Officer Tara Drummond, Kennesaw GA Police Dept., Sept. 13, 2005

207.  Officer Robin Vogel, Decatur IL Police Dept., Oct. 4, 2005

208.  Officer Kay Rogers, Murfreesboro TN Police Dept., Nov. 9, 2005

209.  School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels, NYC NY Police Dept., Dec. 16, 2005

210.  Deputy Sheriff Elizabeth Edwards, Hardin County IL Sheriff's Office, Feb. 12, 2006

211. Security Policeman Erin S. Frasier, U.S. Air Force Security Police, March 13, 2006

212. Detective Vicky O. Armel, Fairfax County VA Police Dept., May 8, 2006

Names below are not "connected" to a slide as the slide list ended with Officer 212--Vicky Armel

213.  Deputy Sheriff Margena Silvia Nunez, Lee County FL Sheriff's Office, Oct. 22, 2006

214.  Police Officer Mary Smith, Fairfield AL Police Dept., Oct. 23, 2006

215,  Officer Lisa Beaulieu, Beaumont TX Police Dept., April 27, 2006

216.  Officer Madeline Carlo, New York City Police Dept., July 15, 2007

217.  Special Agent Kimberly D. Place, U.S. Dept. of Justice, ATF, Aug. 1, 2007

218.  Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless, FL Fish & Wildlife, Oct. 27, 2007

219.  Corrections Officer Susan Louise Canfield, TX Dept. of Criminal Justice, Sept. 24, 2007

220.  Transport Officer Elizabeth Franklin, AL Dept. of Corrections, Dec. 7, 2007

221.  Correctional Officer Elizabeth Franklin, AL Dept. of Corrections, Dec. 7, 2007

222.  Deputy Sheriff Robin Tanner, Monroe County (FL) Sheriff's Office, Dec. 13, 2007

223.  Officer Nicola Cotton, New Orleans (LA) Police Dept., Jan. 28, 2008

224.  Criminal Investigator Denise Phoenix, U.S. Dept. of Interior (Montana), Feb. 14, 2008

225.  Trooper Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone, Nevada Highway Patrol, Feb. 28, 2008

226.  Sr. Investigator Laura Cleaves, Santa Barbara County (CA) DA's Office, May 1, 2008

227.  Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald, FL Dept. of Corrections, June 25, 2008

228.  Det. Sandra Joyce Bullock, Bushnell (FL) Police Dept., Aug. 5, 2008

229.  Dep. Probation Officer Irene Beatrice Rios, Imperial Ct. (CA) Prob. Dept., Aug. 13, 2008

230.  Dep. Sheriff Martha Woods Shareef, Lafourche Parish (LA) Sheriff's Dept., Aug. 20, 2008

231.  Ordinance Officer Kathy Ann Cox, Gordon County (GA) Sheriff's Office, Aug. 21, 2008

232.  Dep. Sheriff Anne Jackson, Skagit County (Washington) Sheriff's Office, Sept. 2, 2008

233.  Police Officer Isabel Nazario, Philadelphia PA Police Dept. Sept. 5, 2008

234.  Police Officer Spree Desha, Los Angeles CA Police Dept., Sept. 12, 2008

235.  Officer Kristine Fairbanks, U.S. Dept. of Ag-Forest Service Law Enf (WA), Sept. 20, 208

236.  Deputy Sheriff Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones, Monroe County (IN) Sheriff's Office, Oct. 19, 2008

237.  Police Officer Rene Dunbar, NYC Police Dept., Aug. 25, 2009

238.  Officer Tina Griswold, Lakewood WA P.D., Nov. 29, 2009

239.  Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox, Millard County (UT) Sheriff's Office, Jan. 5, 2010

240.  State Trooper Jill Mattice, N.Y. State Police, Jan. 20, 2010

241.  Deputy Sheriff Caroline Green, Richmond VA Sheriff's Office, June 19, 2010

242.  Deputy Sheriff Melissa Powers, Monroe County FL Sheriff's Office, June 22, 2010

243.  Deputy Sheriff Carol Scruggs, Marshall County MS Sheriff's Dept., June 25, 2010

244.  Police Officer Ann O'Donnell, U. of Houston TX Police Dept., Dec. 24, 2010

245.  Police Officer Jillian Michelle Smith, Arlington TX Police Dept., Dec. 28, 2010

246.  Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper, Clark County (OH) Sheriff's Office, Jan. 1, 2011

247.  Detective Amanda Haworth, Miami-Dade (FL), Police Dept., Jan. 20, 2011

248.  Correctional Officer Jayme Lee Biendi,Washington State Dept. Corrections, Jan. 29, 2011

249.  Park Ranger Julie Weir, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Nat Park Service (Nebraska), Feb. 24, 2011

250.  Corrections Administrator Debra K. Collins, MO Dept. of Corrections, March 4, 2011

251.  Police Officer Stephanie Brown, San Antonio (TX) Police Dept., March 15, 2011

252.  Deputy Sheriff Sherri Jones, Bowie County (TX) Sheriff's Dept., April 18, 2011

253.Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt, Massachusetts State Police, June 1, 2011

254.Detective Tina Rambo, Ocean County (NJ) Prosecutor's Office, Aug. 1, 2011

255. Probation Officer Tiffany Danielle Bishop, GA Dept. of Corrections, Aug. 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 1916-1910 cases that were not included in True Heroines.
1. Officer Helen Kuulei Lizama, Guam Police Dept., Dec. 24, 1979
2. Trooper Glenda D. Thomas, Washington State Patrol, May 24, 1985
3. Trooper April C. Styburski, Illinois State Police, Jan. 5, 1990
4. Corrections Officer Judith Ann Henkel, CA Dept. of Corrections, Feb. 4, 1995
5. Officer Waleska Baez-Lugo, Puerto Rico P.D., Sept. 18, 1998
6.  Constable Doris Lorene Trojanowski, PA State Constables, Nov. 12, 1998

 IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE ABOVE OFFICERS OR NAMES OF ADDITIONAL OFFICERS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 138 IN THE BOOK OR THE ADDENDUM CONTACT DR. WILBANKS (SEE CONTACT INFO AT TOP OF WEB PAGE)