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

by Dr. William Wilbanks
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138 Women Officers Included in True Heroines...

1. Anna Hart, 7/24/1916, Matron, Hamilton Co OH SD
2. Mary T. Davis, 5/11/1924, Matron, Wilmington DE PD
3. Pearl Agnes Lanham, 3/12/1930, Policewoman, Gary IN PD
4. Georgianna Sharrot, 6/14/1937, Patrolman, Minneapolis MN PD
5. Kassie Mae Chandler, 12/15/1948, Matron, Dallas Co TX SD
6. Sophia Wooster, 12/22/1952, Undersherriff, Osceola County MI SD
7. Stella Donahue, 1/11/1957, Officer, Philadelphia PA PD
8. Lucille Helm, 7/13/1959, Matron, Madera County CA SD
9. Kathleen M. Reilly, 12/25/1967, Det., Nassau County NY PD
10. Phyllis M. Myers, 6/15/1970, Matron, Niagara County NY SD
11. Alice Mae Moran, 11/17/1971, Matron, Josephine County OR SO
12. Marta Shanaman, 12/12/1971, Police Matron, Detroit MI PD
13. Gail A. Cobb, 9/20/1974, Officer, Metro Washington DC PD
14. Patricia Scully, 5/6/1976, Ranger, CA Dept. of Parks & Rec
15. Junita Badavinac, 3/28/1977, Dep. Sheriff, Itasca County MN SD
16. Gwendolyn M. Downs, 5/16/1977, Patrolman, Louisville KY PD
17. Karen J. Bassford, 7/27/1977, Officer, Fairfax County VA PD
18. Linda A. Lawrence, 8/1/1977, Officer, Baton Rouge City LA PD
19. Pauline Stewart, 8/1/1977, Parole Officer, WV Div. of Corr
20. Frances I. Galvin, 5/24/1979, Trooper, CO State Patrol
21. Luella K. Holloway, 1/3/1980, Chief, Coalinga CA PD
22. Jerralee Jacobus, 6/01/1980, Dep. Sheriff, Monterey Co CA SD
23. Julie Y. Cross, 6/04/1980, Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service
24. Kathleen Garcia, 3/28/1981, Patrolwoman, Denver CO PD
25. Constance Worland, 5/02/1981, Dep. Sheriff, LA County CA SD
26. Donna A. Payant, 5/15/1981, Corr. Officer, NY Dept. of Corr
27. Debra Sue Corr, 6/27/1981, Patrolwoman, Aurora CO PD
28. F.A. VanArsdell, 7/25/1981, Officer, Tulsa OK PD
29. Mary P. McCord, 1/05/1982, Det., Montgomery AL PD
30. Vicki M. DeVries, 7/22/1982, Trooper, MI State Police
31. Cheryl W. Seiden, 7/28/1982, Officer, Metro-Dade FL PD
32. Kathleen Schaefer, 8/18/1982, Officer, Houston TX PD
33. Frankie Shivers, 9/05/1982, Officer, Hollywood FL PD
34. Frieda King, 2/08/1983, Officer, IL Dept. of Corrections
35. Sandra Griffin, 2/13/1983, Officer, Philadelphia PA PD
36. Sharon E. Moore, 5/03/1983, Lt., Franklin County OH SD
37. Mary Ann Barker, 5/09/1983, Officer, Americus GA PD
38. Joanne Couzynse, 11/9/1983, Dep. Sheriff, Jefferson Par LA SO
39. Dorelle C. Brandon, 1/25/1984, Officer, Chicago IL PD
40. Patricia Ross, 3/01/1984, Employee, Kentucky State Pen
41. Sharon K. Robinson, 4/07/1984, Officer, Birmingham AL PD
42. Doreen Tomlinson, 6/26/1984, Patrolwoman, Pawtucket RI PD
43. Kimberly Tonahill, 9/14/1984, Officer, San Diego CA PD
44. Irma Lozada, 9/21/1984, Officer, NYC Transit PD
45. Margaret Park, 12/13/1984, Officer, FL Dept. of Game & Fish
46. Jacquelyn Sherrill, 12/31/1984, Sgt., Hattiesburg MS PD
47. Deanna Hummel Rose, 1/26/1985, Officer, Overland Park KS PD
48. Abigail J. Powlett, 3/15/1985, Officer, Plainfield NJ PD
49. Minnie R. Houston, 6/03/1985, Corr. Officer, TX Dept. of CCJ
50. Robin L. Ahrens, 10/5/1985, Special Agent, F.B.I
51. Alma B. Walters, 12/28/1985, Patrolwoman, Meridian MS PD
52. Kelly Ann Bazer, 1/13/1986, Dep. Sheriff, San Diego Co CA SD
53. Carey S. Poetzman, 1/19/1986, Trooper, MD State Police
54. Maureen K. Murphy, 1/31/1986, Officer, Bonner Springs KS PD
55. Maureen Callanan, 12/12/1986, Corr. Officer, Nassau Co NY SD
56. Tammy R. Aamodt, 3/07/1987, Inspector, U.S. Immigration & Nat
57. Josephine McCallum, 3/24/1987, Corr. Officer, MI Dept. of Corr
58. Maria M. Groves, 4/10/1987, Officer, Houston TX PD
59. Donna Marie Miller, 5/08/1987, Dep. Sher, Hillsborough Co FL SO
60. Elizabeth Cobb, 10/11/1987, Trooper, AL Dept. of Public Safety
61. Patricia Quinn, 11/04/1987, Officer, Washington Township NJ PD
62. Linda G. Smith, 11/28/1987, Officer, Detroit MI PD
63. Janice Vanderveer, 12/27/1987, Officer, Burleson TX PD
64. Mary C. Mohr, 1/21/1988,  Dep. Sheriff, Vilas County WI SD
65. Julie Engelhardt, 2/12/1988, Officer, Lansing MI PD
66. Helen P. Cardwell, 5/19/1988, Officer, Chicago IL PD
67. Wendy G. Everett, 8/05/1988, Trooper, OH Highway Patrol
68. Jacqueline Vernon, 8/16/1988, Trooper, VA State Police
69. Kathleen Briscoe, 9/05/1988, Dep. Sheriff, Jefferson Par LA SO
70. Irma C. Ruiz, 9/22/1988, Officer, Chicago IL PD
71. Doreen E. McCumber, 11/4/1988, Officer, Chatham County GA PD
72. Patricia Calderon, 12/27/1988, Officer, San Antonio TX PD
73. Suzanne Lee Kays, 1/04/1989, Dep. Sheriff, Dallas County TX SD
74. Mary Ellen Monaghan, 1/09/1989, Special Agent, US Fish & Wild
75. Lisa Louise Sandel, 1/13/1989, Officer, Dallas TX PD
76. Jane Thompson-Bowman, 3/9/1989, Officer, Columbus OH PD
77. Vikki Elaine Hubbard, 3/12/1989, Officer, Detroit MI PD
78. Rosemary Iris May, 9/26/1989, Dep. Sheriff, LA County CA SD
79. Deborah McMenamin, 10/26/1989, Trooper, WI State Patrol
80. Susan E. Wells, 12/14/1989, Cpl., Shreveport LA PD
81. Beverly Jo Taylor, 6/07/1990, Teacher, OH Dept. of Reh & Corr
82. Janet Louise Rogers, 6/14/1990, Dep. Sher, Big Horn Co MT SD
83. Cecilia Cipriani, 11/16/1990, Lt., El Paso County Co SO
84. Shirley D. Winston, 12/31/1990, Officer, Columbus, GA PD
85. JoAnn V. Liscombe, 1/14/1991, Officer, St. Louis County MO PD
86. Tina F. Kerbrat, 2/11/1991, Officer, LA CA PD
87. Nancy Ellen Nichols, 3/17/1991, Patrolman, Naugatuck CN PD
88. Sandra Ann Robbins, 3/17/1991, Officer, South Houston TX PD
89. Debra Tison, 9/20/1991, Special Agent, FL Div. of Alc. & Tob
90. Sandra Belle Wilson, 12/10/1991, Dep. Sheriff, Miller Co MO SD
91. Anita Pospisil, 3/25/1992, Dep. Sheriff, Palm Beach Co FL SO
92. Victoria L. Chavez, 7/09/1992, Officer, Farmington NM PD
93. Kimberly A. Hurd, 7/16/1992, Trooper, FL Highway Patrol
94. Milagros T. Johnson, 11/11/1992, Officer, New York City NY PD
95. Betty Dunn Smothers, 1/07/1993, Cpl., Baton Rouge LA PD
96. Jean E. Daugharty, 1/24/1993, Dep. Sheriff, Lake County FL SO
97. Connie S. Hawkins, 7/01/1993, Officer, Chester PA PD
98. A. Diaz-Encarnacion, 7/11/1993, Officer, Puerto Rico PD
99. Teresa Jean Hawkins, 8/17/1993, Patrolwoman, Indianapolis IN PD
100. Becky Lee Dwojeski, 10/21/1993, Special Agent, D.E.A.
101. Evelyn Gort, 10/30/1993, Officer, Metro-Dade FL PD
102. Lynette A. Hodge, 11/16/1993, Sgt., N. Miami FL PD
103. Robin Ann Arnold, 2/04/1994, Det., Manistee County MI SD
104. Christy Hamilton, 2/22/1994, Officer, LA CA PD
105. Beth Haynes, 4/16/1994, Officer, Boulder CO PD
106. Meredith Thompson, 8/27/1994, Special Agent, D.E.A.
107. Lori Dean Thomas, 10/23/1994, Agent, OK Alc. Bev. Commission
108. Martha D. Martinez, 11/22/1994, Special Agent, F.B.I.
109. Catherine Crawford, 3/5/1995, Dep. Sheriff, Monroe Co NY SD
110. Cynthia Brown, 4/19/1995, Special Agent, US Secret Service
111. Sharon Alston, 6/14/1995, Special Agent, NC State Bur of Inv
112. Denise Holden, 8/04/1995, Officer, Raleigh NC PD
113. Lindora R. Smith, 8/26/1995, Officer, Detroit MI PD
114. Dawn S. Erickson, 12/24/1995, Officer, Houston TX PD
115. Lauretha Vaird, 1/02/1996, Officer, Philadelphia PA PD
116. Sandra M. Wagner, 4/05/1996, Trooper, DE State Police
117. Stacia Alyea, 4/18/1996, Dep. Sheriff, Shelby County IN SD
118. Pauline Harness, 6/19/1996, Officer, Philadelphia PA PD
119. Sherry Goodman, 7/26/1996, Dep. Sheriff, Shelby County TN SD
120. Ineasie Baker, 8/09/1996, Counselor, CA Dept. of Youth Authority
121. Noreen A. Vargas, 11/08/1996, Officer, CA Highway Patrol
122. Shirlene Jenkins, 2/11/1997, Officer, OH Dept. of Corr
123. L. Echevarria Colon, 6/16/1997, Officer, Puerto Rico PD
124. Mylene G. Zalar, 9/11/1997, Officer, CA Dept. of Corrections
125. Emily Morgenroth, 10/17/1997, Officer, Sacramento CA PD
126. Erin Marie Hehl, 10/30/1997, Trooper, IL State Police
127. Jessica Cheney, 1/17/1998, Trooper, VA State Police
128. Colleen Waibel, 1/27/1998, Officer, Portland OR PD
129. Rebecca Shaw, 2/13/1998, Dep. Sheriff, Harris County TX SD
130. Esther Todecheene, 6/8/1998, Officer, Navajo Div of Pub Saf
131. Linda Huff, 6/17/1998, Trooper, Idaho State Police
132. Susan L. Rodriguez, 7/7/1998, Agent, U.S. Border Patrol
133. Claire Connelly, 7/12/1998, Officer, Riverside CA PD
134. Lisa Whitney, 8/12/1998, Dep. Sheriff, Ventura County CA SD
135. Frances Stanton, 8/27/1998, Chief, Bradshaw WV PD
136. Regina Nickles, 10/14/1998, Officer, Harrodsburg KY PD
137. Milagros A. Perez, 12/8/1998, Sgt., Puerto Rico PD
138. Sandra Larson, 12/8/1998, Dep. Sher, Sacramento Co CA SD