Tampa, FL - Since 1895 there have been 31 Tampa Police Officers killed in the line of duty.
Since the first recorded police death in 1792, there have been more than 17,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. bears the names of more than 14,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. During 2007, 186 police officers across America have been lost in the performance of their duties, compared with 145 police officers in 2006.
On average, one police officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours. More than 56,000 law enforcement officers are assaulted each year, resulting in over 16,000 injuries annually.
Historic Gallery: Tampa officers killed in the line of duty pictures
here's a list of Tampa Officers Killed in the line of duty.
To read each story, click on the officer's name:
Officer John (Jack) McCormick (no photo) - September 26, 1895
Captain Samuel J. Carter - June 2, 1905
Marshal Joseph Walker (no photo) - September 15, 1915
Officer James Ronco - May 27, 1916
Patrolman Juan Nales (no photo) - July 18, 1920
Officer Henry R. Lett - September 24, 1922
Detective Thomas M. Chevis - April 7, 1938
Officer Bryan A. Reese - August 29, 1935
Detective Joe Nance (no photo) - October 1, 1939
Vice Chief Arthur L. Berry - January 31, 1941
Detective Lester H. Henley - April 11, 1941
Officer Richard S. Booth - November 28, 1943
Officer Morris D. Lopez - July 9, 1949
Officer Carl F. Chastain - February 12, 1958
Officer Rolla L. Standau - November 29, 1963
Officer William D. Krikava - January 1, 1965
Corporal John R. Collier - December 5, 1970
Detective Kenneth D. Berlin, Jr. - September 27, 1975
Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud - October 23, 1975
Officer Anthony W. Williams - November 3, 1975
Detective Gerald A. Rauft - July 24, 1981
Sergeant Gary S. Pricher - November 4, 1983
Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr. - December 30, 1988
Officer Norris Epps, Jr. - January 18, 1995
Detective Randy Bell & Detective Ricky Childers - May 19, 1998
Master Police Officer Lois Marrero - July 6, 2001
Detective Juan Serrano - February 25, 2006
Corporal Michael Roberts - August 19, 2009
Officer Jeff Kocab & Officer David Curtis - June 29, 2010