The city of Boston establishes the first system in Law Enforcement called the “night watchers” they were part time without pay.
City of Boston
The City of Boston hirest the first full-time, paid law enforcement officers.
Sheriff Cornelius Hogeboom of Hudson, New York, was shot as he attempted to serve a writ of ejectment becoming the first known law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty.
Texas creates what was later to become the Texas Rangers, the oldest statewide law enforcement agency
The City of Boston
The City of Boston becomes the first police department to issue pistols to their officers.
Eight Chicago, Illinois Police Officers were mortally wounded during a labor dispute that became known as the Haymarket Riot.
The first national police group is formed, the national chiefs of Police Union, which would later become the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
100 police officers
The last year in the United States history in which fewer than 100 police officers were killed in the line of duty. Ninety-eight officers made the ultimate sacrifice.
Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit is shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
President Ronald Reagan signs Public Law 98-534, authorizing the Law Enforcement Officers Fund to establish a Memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
The National Law Enforcement
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Four Special Agents
Four Special Agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were killed attempting to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
Timothy McVeigh explodes a truck bomb that destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast kills 168 people, including eight Federal law enforcement officers.
The deadliest day in law enforcement history occurred when 72 officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is formed to lead the unified national effort to secure America.