Every year in America, over 100 men and women law enforcement officers die in the line of duty. Since 2015, 15 men have died in the line of duty in Stanislaus County. The Modesto Police Department has had 2 men die in the line of duty.

The Modesto Police Department honors these men and women, and our hearts go out to their surviving family members and their law enforcement families. Find additional information on the Police Officer Memorial Group of Stanislaus County.
Officers Salute a Memorial for Their Fallen

Officers Down

Modesto Police Department

  • Officer Leo 'Bobby' Volk Jr.
    End of Watch (EOW) May 21, 1973
  • Sergeant Steve May
    EOW July 23, 2009

Other Agencies

  • Sergeant Howard Stevenson
    EOW January 9, 2005
  • Officer Earl H. Scott
    EOW February 17, 2006
  • Deputy Robert Paris
    EOW April 12, 2012
Steven E. May Memorial Art
Leo R. Volk Jr. Memorial Art