Table of Officers whose deaths were used by the Violence Policy Center Report "Officer Down, Assault Weapons and the War on Law Enforcement," 2003.  Return to: Briefs.  1/26/2004, rev. 11/16/2007

Date

State

Manufacturer

Model

Caliber

Victim Officer

# Shots

Killer Disqualified from Gun Possession

Killer(s)

Comment

1/1/98

AK

Colt

AR-15 convtd

7.62mm

John Kevin Lamm

 

?

Joey Lee Dewolf

Killer was suicidal, under influence of a drugs & alcohol

1/12/98

GA

Iver Johnson

M1 Carbine

.30

Kyle Dinkheller

10

N; Killer had no previous criminal record

Andrew Howard Brannan

Killer behaved irrationally in traffic stop prior to shooting; & here.

1/27/98

OR

Norinco

SKS

7.62mm

Colleen Waibel

10

Y; had extensive record in Las Vegas & prior felony

Steven Douglas Dons

Drug grower; illegal search

1/19/98

NY

Unknown

MAC-11

9mm

Sean Carrington

3

Y; prior invol. manslaughter plea reduced from murder

Leon Smith

UC drug buy; no vest; killer paroled out of prison 9 days; 1 of 2

4/25/98

CA

AR15 home blt

M151A

.223

David Chetcuti

40

Y; commitment, prior violence, 2 strikes

Marvin Patrick Sullivan

Home made firearm

5/6/98

MS

Colt

AR-15

.223

Steven Dewain Morgan

6

N; Killer had girlfriend problems; arrested 3 times

Clinton Byrd

Killer reported to be a security guard

5/6/98

MS

Colt

AR-15

.223

James F. Northcutt

 

in prior year; had mental problems known to police

Clinton Byrd

Had threatened in public to shoot himself

5/13/98

MI

DPMS, Inc.

AR-15

.223

Dennis Warren Finch

28

N; paranoid man; believe police were mafia & after him

John Clark

Clark threatened Officer Finch & others; had plastic explosive

5/19/98

FL

Unknown

SKS

7.62mm

James B. Crooks

 

Y;was habitual felon

Hank Earl Carr

Kills child & two Tampa LEOs (Randy Bell and Ricky Childers) to escape from custody; then kills with SKS ; child’s mother lies

5/29/98

CO

Unknown

SKS

7.62mm

Dale Claxton

80

Y; McVean was fugitive with prior fraud charges

Alan Lamont Pilon, Jason McVean, Robert Mason

 

7/7/98

TX

Unknown

MAK 90

7.62mm

Ricardo G. Salinas

 

Y; drugs & mental problems

Ernest Moore

Stolen Police firearm; law suit

7/7/98

TX

Unknown

MAK 90

7.62mm

Susan L. Rodriguez

 

Y; drugs & mental problems

Ernest Moore

Stolen Police firearm; law suit

11/10/98

MO

Unknown

MAK 90

7.62mm

Bradley Thomas Arn

200

N; Lattin charged with assault; was narcotics addict

William E. Lattin Jr.

3 others injured; arrested recently for assault and carrying a cw

11/27/98

CA

Ruger

Mini-14

.223

Brian E. F. Brown

 

Y; prior 2nd degree murder (FBI LEOKA)

Oscar Zatarain

Gang feud & hit killing Gerardo Sernas

12/11/98

IN

Norinco

SKS

7.62mm

Thomas Edward Goodwin

1

?

Frankie Allen Salyers

Killer was a withdrawn schizophrenic; had drug problem.

1/10/99

CA

Ferunion/ Hungarian Arms

SA85

7.62mm

James Williams

6-8

Y; convictions as a juvenile

Chad Rhodes

too young (19) to own regulated firearm

4/3/99

IN

Norinco

SKS

7.62mm

Cory R. Elson

30

N; no serious prior offenses

Mark L. Lichtenberger

 

4/8/99

NJ

Intratec

TEC-9

9mm

Joyce Carnegie

 

Y; robbery and drug charges; gun sold in 1993 in Ga.

Condell Woodson

 

4/16/99

AZ

Unknown

AK-47(SKS)

7.62mm

James Snedigar

 

Y; all prior felons

Sergio Martinez, Leroy Campbell, Arthur Lucero

ties to prison gang known as the Mexican Mafia

6/12/99

CA

Norinco

MAK 90

7.62mm

Brad Riches

 

N; Paranoid ; history of mental illness

Maurice Gerald Steksal

arrests for DUI, drug possession & prior assault on LEO

9/24/99

OK

Colt

AR-15 H-BAR

.223

David W. Eales

 

N; Barrett may be innocent (1st trial was stalemated)

Kenneth Eugene Barrett

No knock warrent

10/2/99

TX

Norinco

MAK 90

7.62mm

Larry Kolb

 

Y; illegal immigrant ; arrested numerous times

Jose Gil Ramos

gun stolen from nearby home; killer was drunk over girlfriend

10/12/99

TX

Norinco

MAK 90(SKS)

7.62mm

Mark Louis Stephenson

 

Y; assault charge day before

Jeremiah Engleton

Started with domestic fight Engleton mad wife let cow out

10/12/99

TX

Norinco

MAK 90(SKS)

7.62mm

Terry Wayne Miller

 

 

Jeremiah Engleton

Kenneth Vodochodsky aided Engleton; was sentenced to death

10/12/99

TX

Norinco

MAK 90(SKS)

7.62mm

Thomas Orville Monse

 

 

Jeremiah Engleton

V. bailed E. out of jail, planned attack, and bought ammo

1/27/00

NC

Maadi

ARM (Shotgun)

7.62mm

Larry Todd Cook

 

 

Christopher Lee Cooper

1st used 12-gauge shotgun then rifle (FBI 2000 LEO KA, p50)

3/17/00

GA

Ruger

AR-15

.223

Ricky Leon Kinchen

24

Y; armed robbery, incite riot.; NRA points to other crimes

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin

AKA H. Rap Brown: 'Violence is as American as cherry pie'; more

4/29/00

CA

Colt

CAR-15

.223

Daryle Wayne Black

28

Y; Adolfo Ramon Bojorquez & Miguel Angel Camacho

Ramon Sandoval

One cop & 1 civilian wounded; gang to shoot rival gang member

8/3/00

TX

Ruger

Mini-14

.223

Randall Wade Vetter

1

N; previously threatened state trooper with rifle

Melvin Edison Hale

Walked up to trooper and fired once

8/28/00

GA

Intratec

TEC-9

9mm

Carlton Daniel Jenkins

 

Y; prior felony

Jason Bryant

Had extensive prior record; was on probation; several robberies

10/19/00

MD

Unknown

M1 Carbine

.30

John W. Stem (7/6/77)

 

Y; (Shot prior to Brady); killer was due to appear in court on several drug charges

Albert S. Fessenden

Killer was high on PCP ; killer also used 3 shotguns and two .30-06 military rifles (Evening Sun, 7/7/77, page C1)

3/29/01

TX

Unknown

M11 (M10)

9mm

Hector Garza

 

?; history of spousal abuse

Frank Martinez Garcia

Also used an AK-47; uncle used a handgun against Garcia

4/4/01

MI

Unknown

SKS (AK-47)

7.62mm

Neil Wells

 

Y; felonious assault plea instead of attempted murder

Lamont T. Smith

Smith was drug dealer; record of violence; (3 LEOs shot 36 hrs)

4/27/01

TX

Norinco

SKS (AK-47)

7.62mm

Clay Medrano

 

?; history of mental problems

Charles Anderson

 

7/6/01

FL

SWD, Inc.

MAC-11

9mm

Lois M. Marrero

 

Y; long criminal history; girl friend bought gun

Nester Luis DeJesus

MAC-11 ordinary 9mm semiauto.

7/6/01

UT

Norinco

SKS

7.62mm

Cecil Gurr

5

Y; felon was on probation; fighting with wife who did not bring back enough methamphetamine from drug buy

Lee Roy Wood

Michael Nelson Swett got 10 years for giving gun to Wood

8/31/01

CA

Unknown

AR-15

.223

Hagop Jake Kuredjian

 

Y; prior felonies including weapons convictions; on parole at time of shootings.

James Allen Beck

Beck was former police officer; bad ATF raid and this; officers shooting into wrong houses and here. See article for shots fired.

9/6/01

TN

Maadi

MAK 90

7.62mm

Donald Kenneth Bond

 

Y; history of violence and mental illness

Marlon Duane Kiser

Bragged about killing;

9/17/01

IN

Unknown

AK-47

7.62mm

Jason Matthew Baker

 

Y; Allen Dumperth, a felon, got Joshua Meadows to make straw purchase of 2 AK-47s

Michael P. Shannon;

Allen Dumperth

Joshua Meadows got 40 years for straw purchase of 2 AK-47s

11/13/01

KY

Underwood

M1 Carbine

.30

Billy Ray Walls

11

N; 75 year old man with no prior trouble with the law

Phillip Todd Walker

Got one gun from under bed, was told not to touch, then got the

11/13/01

KY

Underwood

M1 Carbine

.30

Chuck Morgan

 

N; same 75 year old killer

Phillip Todd Walker

carbine out and started shooting; was high on drugs