July 2019 End of Watch Monthly Update

 

June 2019 - 14 Officers Down

 

 

Summer is officially here and I hope everyone is enjoying it relaxing by the pool or at a beach somewhere. For law enforcement across the country, June has been one of the roughest/worst so far this year. 

Current information indicates 14 officers down for the month of June. While we often lose officers to incredible odds in “hot call” situations, sometimes we lose an officer to a seemingly normal or calm situation. Two instances stand out in my mind and involve Police Officer Michael Langsdorf and Trooper William Moden. 

Trooper Moden was simply checking on some motorist who had been in an accident when he was struck by a vehicle. Officer Langsdorf responded to a call in reference to a man trying to cash a fraudulent check when the suspect unexpectedly opened fire on him. 

From past experience, neither of these types of calls are the kind of calls that put us on high alert. They are commonly referred to “paper calls” and are rather routine. This type of mindset on calls can cause you to let your guard down. Please, remain vigilant no matter the situation you are responding to because no matter how predictable a situation may be, the future is never certain.

To my brothers and sisters out there still on watch, please keep a sharp eye and your head on a swivel. Remember that while we do have lots of support from the general community, there are people out there who are not on our side and simply want to set us up for failure. Do not give them the room to succeed in trying to trip you up. Semper Paratus.

If you would like to join us in our mission to honor the fallen officers simply throw some weight in a ruck and go for a walk. The suggested minimum weight is 20 pounds to match the average weight in duty gear an officer carries on a daily basis and ruck one mile for each officer down. If you are a beginner, don’t worry you don’t have to do all the miles at once. 

Below are a few locations if you want to meet up with a group in your area: 

Blackwater Bistro 
8am July 13th
5147 Elmira St.
Milton, FL 32570

Join on Facebook →

Mobile, AL 
Cooper Riverside Park 8am

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Police Officer
William James Leahy

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, June 6, 2019


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Police Officer
Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.

Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, June 7, 2019


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Police Officer
Esmeralda Ponce Ramirez

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Sergeant
David Jones Fitzpatrick

The Colony Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, June 10, 2019


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Deputy Sheriff
Julius Jamal “Jay” Dailey

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Police Officer
Steven James Brown

Port St. Lucie Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 12, 2019


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Trooper
William Moden

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, June 14, 2019

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Patrol Officer
John David Hetland

Racine Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Monday, June 17, 2019


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Police Officer
Tara Christina O’Sullivan

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Trooper
Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch: Thursday, June 20, 2019


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Corporal
Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta, Jr.

Mission Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Patrol Officer
Michael Vincent Langsdorf

North County Police Cooperative, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, June 23, 2019


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Deputy Sheriff
Troy P. Chisum

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Detective
Luis Alvarez

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 2019