Area Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Friday, July 4, 2008


Fredericksburg police officer Todd Bahr was fatally shot while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance.


Stafford County Deputy Sheriff Jason E. Mooney died in a car crash while responding to an accident on Interstate 95.

Howard County police officer Scott A. Wheeler died after being struck by a car he was attempting to flag down for speeding.

Montgomery County police officer Luke T. Hoffman died a day after he was struck by a police car while chasing a suspect on foot.

D.C. police officer Wayne C. Pitt died after being dragged by his patrol car when it accidentally slipped into gear.


Fairfax County police officer Vicky O. Armel was killed during an attack on the Sully District station by a mentally ill teenage gunman. Officer Michael E. Garbarino died of his wounds from the same attack nine days later.

D.C. police officer Gerard W. Burke Jr. died from a ruptured aorta while pursuing a suspected stolen car.

Corrections officer David W. McGuinn was stabbed to death by two prisoners in the maximum-security Maryland House of Correction.


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