The following San Francisco Police Officers were killed or died in the line of duty in the month of February of …
1981: Lieutenant Vernon McDowell, from heart attack.
1978: Officer Robert E. Hooper, killed by gunfire from barricaded suspect.
1971: Officer Charles D. Logasa, killed in helicopter crash.
1970: Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell, killed in bombing of Park Police Station.
1943: Officer Timothy Ryan, shot interceding in a domestic dispute.
1937: Officer Edward F. Flagler, killed in a motorcycle collision.
1937: Officer Albert W. Argens, killed with his own gun by a deranged suspect.
1934: Officer James H. Mann, beaten while dispersing a brawl on Market Street.
1884: Officer John Nicholson, stabbed by a burglar.
Learn more about San Francisco’s Finest who died in the line of duty:
Visit the Officer Down Memorial Page at
Read Men of Courage, by Captain Thomas G. Dempsey (retired)