ALEAN has dedicated this page to the memory of those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives while serving to protect our nation’s airports. If you know of anyone who should be added to the list please send the information to aleansecretary@alean.com

CARLOS S. STUTEVILLE
Police Officer
Miami Dade, Florida, P.D.
Miami, FL
Date of Death: 08/22/1964
Miami International Airport

While escorting a mentally ill individual from Miami Inernational Airport, a struggle ensued and Officer Stuteville was shot and killed

ARTHUR M. ANSERT
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 10/08/1973
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

On October 7th, Officer Ansert stopped a motorist on the inbound Van Wyck Expressway and while approaching the vehicle a drunk driver struck him and the stopped vehicle, resulting in severe head and internal injuries that led to his death on October 8, 1973.

WILLIAM EDWARD CONNOR
Police Private
US DOT FAA Police Department
Arlington, VA
Date of Death: 01/12/1974

Private Connor suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit and apprehension of three disorderly subjects at the main terminal building of National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.

GEORGE NEAL RAMSBURG
Police Officer
Baltimore Washington International Airport Police Department
Baltimore, MD
Date of Death: 02/22/1974

Officer Ramsburg was shot during an attempt to hijack a commercial airliner at Baltimore/Washington International Airport.


GARLAND L. GARRISON
Police Officer
Will Rogers Airport Police Department
Oklahoma City, OK
Date of Death: 09/19/1979
Will Rogers International Airport

Officer Garrison was shot and killed at 0830 hours after he and his partner responded to reports of a woman and a young child walking near the airport, throwing clothes into the roadway. The officers located the two on South Meridian Street. Officer Garrison was placing the boy into the police car as his partner questioned the woman. The suspect began to struggle with the other officer and was able to gain control of her service weapon. The suspect shot Officer Garrison in the armpit and shot his partner in the leg. Officer Garrison succumbed to his wounds.

JAMES D. BOSSEN
Police Officer
Indianapolis International Airport Police Department
Indianapolis, IN
Date of Death: 02/05/1982
Indianapolis International Airport

Patrolman Bossen was killed in an aircraft accident while transporting prisoners. The plane flew into the side of a fog-covered mountain.

SCOTT R. PARKER
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/05/1983
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Parker was fatally shot during an armed robbery that occurred on his way home from work at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

WILLIAM MOSS
Police Officer
Houston Airport Police
Houston, TX
Date of Death: 09/12/1983
Houston International Airport

While responding to back up another officer, Officer Moss was involved in a motor vehicle crash and killed.

GORDON KOWALCZYK
Special Constable
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Calgary, ON
Date of Death: 01//1987
Calgary International Airport

A customer had left without paying for gas. Sp. Constable Kowalczyk stopped a suspect, who shot him at point-blank range from his truck before stepping out of the vehicle and firing five more shots at the dying policeman.

RONALD A. PARKER
Police Corporal
Port of Seattle Police Department
Seattle, WA
Date of Death: 06/08/1987
SEA-TAC International Airport

Corporal Parker ran a long distance to back up an officer fighting with a mentally ill individual. After assisting in subduing the individual Corporal suffered a fatal heart attack.

KENNETH S. BALDWIN
Police  Officer
Okaloosa County Airport Police Department
Okaloosa, FL
Date of Death: 09/11/1987
Okaloosa County Airport

Baldwin was shot repeatedly and killed by an unknown assailant while on patrol at the Okaloosa County (FL) Air Terminal. As Officer Baldwin approached a suspicious vehicle he was shot five times and then run over by the suspect.

MICHAEL CAPPARELLI
Police  Officer
Chicago Department of Aviation
Chicago, IL
Date of Death: 03/27/1992

Officer Capparelli was killed in an automobile accident with a dump-truck while on routine patrol.

PAULINE HARNESS
Police Officer
Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: 06/19/1996
Philadelphia International Airport

While on routine foot patrol in the airport garage, Officer Harness observed an open door to a restricted area of the garage. The only access to this door was via a steep set of metal stairs. After checking the area and securing the door, Officer Harness fell while descending the stairs, and sustained fatal injuries.

RICHARD DAVID BARREDA
Police Coporal
Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport Police Department
Dallas – Ft. Worth, TX
Date of Death: 02/14/1997
Philadelphia International Airport

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1997 Officer Rick Barreda died in an on duty motorcycle accident while trying to overtake a speeding violator. Criminal charges were successfully filed against the van driver that pulled out in front of Officer Barreda. 

JOHN MICHAEL RICHARDSON
Police Officer
Nashville International Airport Department of Public Safety
Nashville, TN
Date of Death: 04/29/1999
Nashville International Airport

Officer Richardson succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash.

FRED V. MORRONE
Director
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Dirctor Morrone was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JAMES A. ROMITO
Police Chief
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Chief Romito was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

KATHY N. MAZZA
Captain
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Captain Mazza was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

ANTHONY P. INFANTE, JR.
Police Inspector
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Inspector Infante was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

ROBERT D. CIRRI
Lieutenant
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Lieutenant Cirri was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

ROBERT M. KAULFERS
Sergeant
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Sergeant Kaulfers was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

CHRISTOPHER C. AMOROSO
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Amoroso was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

MAURICE VINCENT BARRY
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Barry was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

LIAM CALLAHAN
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Callahan was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

CLINTON DAVIS, SR.
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Davis was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

DONALD A. FOREMAN
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Foreman was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

GREGG JOHN FROEHNER
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Froehner was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

THOMAS EDWARD GORMAN
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Gorman was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

UHURU GONJA HOUSTON
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Houston was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

GEORGE G. HOWARD
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Howard was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

STEPHEN HUCZKO, JR.
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Huczko was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

PAUL W. JURGENS
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Jurgens was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

PAUL LASCZYNSKI
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Lasczynski was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

DAVID P. LEMAGNE
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Lemagne was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JOHN LENNON
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Lennon was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

J. D. LEVI
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Levi was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JAMES F. LYNCH
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Lynch was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

DONALD J. MCINTYRE
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer McIntyre was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

WALTER A. MCNEIL
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer McNeil was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JOSEPH M. NAVAS
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Navas was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JAMES A. NELSON
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Nelson was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

ALPHONSE J. NIEDERMEYER III
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Niedermeyer was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JAMES W. PARHAM
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Parham was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

DOMINICK PEZZULO
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Pezzulo was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

BRUCE A. REYNOLDS
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Reynolds was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

ANOTNIO JOSE RODRIGUES
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Rodrigues was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Rodriguez was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JOHN P. SKALA
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Skala was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

WALWYN W. STEWART, JR.
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Stewart was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

KENNETH F. TIETJEN
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Tietjen was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

NATHANIEL WEBB
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Webb was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

MICHAEL T. WHOLEY
Police Officer
Port Authority Police Department
New York, New York
Date of Death: 09/11/2001
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Officer Wholey was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed after a terrorist attack

JAMES FARAONE
Police Sergeant
Salt Lake City Police Department
Salt Lake City, UT
Date of Death: 09/18/2001
Salt Lake City International Airport

Sgt. Faraone had witnessed an accident and pulled in behind it with his emergency lights activated to protect the scene. Sgt. Faraone was able to notify dispatch of the accident and his location, but was struck from behind by a truck before he had exited his vehicle

JOHN R. JUNEAU
Police Chief
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
Albany, GA
Date of Death: 05/02/2003
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Chief Juneau suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed shortly after a foot pursuit of a suspected shoplifter.

MICHAEL A. SCARBROUGH
Police Sergeant
Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department
Detroit, MI
Date of Death: 02/09/2005
Wayne County International Airport

Sergeant Scarbrough died as the result of a automobile crash.


TOMMY EDWARD SCOTT
Police Officer
Los Angeles World Airports Police Department
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Death: 04/29/2005
Los Angeles International Airport

Officer Scott confronted a man at the Airport.  After the stop was made, a physical confrontation occurred and the suspect wrestled away from Officer Scott. The suspect jumped into the driver’s seat of the patrol car, and with Officer Scott struggling to pull him out, sped off at speeds that reached 50 to 60 mph. The suspect then drove the police vehicle onto the sidewalk where Officer Scott was thrown into a fire hydrant and killed instantly.

VINCENT P. CILA
Trooper
Massachusetts State Police
Boston, MA
Date of Death: 07/22/2005
Logan International Airport

Trooper Cila died as the result of a motorcycle crash at Logan International Airport

ALFRED L. GORDON, SR.
Police Officer
City of Orlando Police Department
Orlando, FL
Date of Death: 10/04/2007
Orlando International Airport

Officer Gordon was shot and killed, while off-duty, during a robbery attempt.

KELLEY LYNNE LARA

Sheriff’s Sergeant

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento, CA

Date of Death: 8/6/09

Sacramento International Airport

Sergeant Lara was on her way to work when she was involved in a fatal automobile accident. The driver who was determined to be at fault was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and hit and run.