Ohio Fallen Officers’ Memorial

Located on the grounds of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio

Dedicated to the officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us.

“A Part of America Died”

Somebody killed a Policeman today, and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too, just as if he’d gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won’t fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, in your hometown or in mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each rookies side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all, And A Part Of America Died.

Deputy Sheriff Harry Koch,
Maricopa AZ County Sheriff, Retired

 

JOSEPH BACA
Deputy Sheriff
Medina County, Ohio, S.D.
Medina, OH
Date of Death: 08/28/1976

ELLSWORTH J BEAVERSON
Deputy Sheriff
Wood County, Ohio, S.O.
Bowling Green, OH
Date of Death: 08/08/1927

ROGER L BEEKMAN
Sergeant
Union County, Ohio, S.O.
Marysville, OH
Date of Death: 09/19/1979

JACOB BELL
Sheriff
Holmes County, Ohio, S.D.
Holmesville, OH
Date of Death: 12/09/1909

WILLIAM J BENDER
Deputy Sheriff
Marion County, Ohio, S.D.
Marion, OH
Date of Death: 07/02/1973

JOHN HENRY BENDING
Deputy Sheriff
Scioto County, Ohio, S.O.
Portsmouth, OH
Date of Death: 04/08/1928

JACOB K BOSLER
Sheriff
Champaign County, Ohio, S.D.
Urbana, OH
Date of Death: 09/11/1926

THOMAS E BRYANT
Deputy Sheriff
Wood County, Ohio, S.O.
Bowling Green, OH
Date of Death: 07/23/1984

HARRY EARL BUCK
Deputy Sheriff
Ashtabula County, Ohio, S.D.
Jefferson, OH
Date of Death: 10/01/1933

MICHAEL CAPIZZI
Deputy Sheriff
Erie County, Ohio, S.D.
Sandusky, OH
Date of Death: 01/12/1987

RAY R CLARK
Lieutenant
Washington County, Ohio, S.O.
Marietta, OH
Date of Death: 02/07/1981

RONALD L COEN
Deputy Sheriff
Franklin County, Ohio, S.D.
Columbus, OH
Date of Death: 01/27/1994

ETHAN COLLINS
Deputy Sheriff
Fairfield County, Ohio, S.O.
Lancaster, OH
Date of Death: 01/04/2006

FLETCHER COLLINS
Sheriff
Vinton County, Ohio, S.D.
McArthur, OH
Date of Death: 10/08/1925

EARL CONFER
Deputy Sheriff
Greene County, Ohio, S.D.
Xenia, OH
Date of Death: 01/29/1946

CHARLES DOUGLAS CONLEY
Captain
Scioto County, Ohio, S.O.
Portsmouth, OH
Date of Death: 05/09/1998

BRIAN SCOTT DULLE
Sergeant
Warren County, Ohio, S.O.
Lebanon, OH
Date of Death: 05/10/2011

CHAD STEVEN EDWARDS
Deputy Sheriff
Fairfield County, Ohio, S.O.
Lancaster, OH
Date of Death: 05/18/1995

ROBERT L ELLIOTT
Sergeant
Miami County, Ohio, S.D.
Troy, OH
Date of Death: 02/25/1987

JACK R ELLWANGER
Deputy Sheriff
Franklin County, Ohio, S.D.
Columbus, OH
Date of Death: 06/15/1960

WILLIAM H FARRA
Deputy Sheriff
Darke County, Ohio, S.O.
Greenville, OH
Date of Death: 11/29/1909

LEO FLANAGAN
Deputy Sheriff
Lucas County, Ohio, S.D.
Toledo, OH
Date of Death: 10/10/1933

DAVID LEROY FORD
Deputy Sheriff
Lawrence County, Ohio, S.O.
Ironton, OH
Date of Death: 02/07/1971

WALTER LESLIE FRANCIS
Deputy Sheriff
Hamilton County, Ohio, S.D.
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 05/20/1935

EDWARD FURRY
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Clark County, Ohio, S.O.
Springfield, OH
Date of Death: 09/03/1937

MICHAEL J GEORGE
Deputy Sheriff
Lorain County, Ohio, S.D.
Elyria, OH
Date of Death: 01/09/1961

JOHN PAUL GISCLON
Lieutenant
Ashland County, Ohio, S.D.
Ashland, OH
Date of Death: 01/14/1995

DUANE M GUHL
Lieutenant
Fulton County, Ohio, S.O.
Wauseon, OH
Date of Death: 10/31/1996

RICHARD DEAN HARMON
Deputy Sheriff
Stark County, Ohio, S.O.
Canton, OH
Date of Death: 09/03/1981

BARRY KEITH HARPER
Deputy Sheriff
Licking County, Ohio, S.D.
Newark, OH
Date of Death: 11/08/1983

RALPH A HARSHE
Deputy Sheriff
Allen County, Ohio, S.D.
Lima, OH
Date of Death: 09/02/1936

ANNA HART
County Jail Matron
Hamilton County, Ohio, S.D.
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 07/24/1916

EDWARD KEITH HENRY
Deputy Sheriff
Lawrence County, Ohio, S.O.
Ironton, OH
Date of Death: 02/07/1971

WALTER T HOFFMAN
Deputy Sheriff
Lucas County, Ohio, S.D.
Toledo, OH
Date of Death: 07/01/1929

SUZANNE WAUGHTEL HOPPER
Deputy Sheriff
Clark County, Ohio, S.O.
Springfield, OH
Date of Death: 01/01/2011

BURL E JUSTICE
Sheriff
Scioto County, Ohio, S.O.
Portsmouth, OH
Date of Death: 05/12/1958

DONALD V KEHNAST
Deputy Sheriff
Defiance County, Ohio, S.O.
Defiance, OH
Date of Death: 12/15/1964

RODNEY KEVIN KINZY
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County, Ohio, S.O.
Marietta, OH
Date of Death: 04/17/1990

EMIL R KLEINWAECHTER
Deputy Sheriff
Hamilton County, Ohio, S.D.
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 07/16/1962

RAYMOND LEACH
Deputy Sheriff
Scioto County, Ohio, S.O.
Portsmouth, OH
Date of Death: 01/26/1951

JOSEPH LeBLANC
Major
Portage County, Ohio, S.D.
Ravenna, OH
Date of Death: 09/13/1976

JOHN R LITCH Jr
Deputy Sheriff
Mahoning County, Ohio, S.D.
Youngstown, OH
Date of Death: 10/22/1981

MICHAEL J LUTZ
Lieutenant
Muskingum County, Ohio, S.D.
Zanesville, OH
Date of Death: 07/12/1994

BENJAMEN McLEAN
Sheriff
Shelby County, Ohio, S.O.
Sidney, OH
Date of Death: 02/09/1866

MICKEY S McMILLAN
Lieutenant
Belmont County, Ohio, S.D.
St. Clairsville, OH
Date of Death: 12/23/1979

BRUCE E METTLER
Deputy Sheriff
Ottawa County, Ohio, S.O.
Port Clinton, OH
Date of Death: 12/09/1983

CLIFFORD H MOHLER
Deputy Sheriff
Wayne County, Ohio, S.D.
Wooster, OH
Date of Death: 01/09/1968

ROBERT L MONDARY
Sergeant
Hamilton County, Ohio, S.D.
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 06/01/1989

CHARLES W MOORE
Sheriff
Noble County, Ohio, S.D.
Caldwell, OH
Date of Death: 11/20/1923

JOSEPH Z MOORE
Deputy Sheriff
Franklin County, Ohio, S.D.
Columbus, OH
Date of Death: 04/11/1983

SHARON E MOORE
Lieutenant
Franklin County, Ohio, S.D.
Columbus, OH
Date of Death: 05/03/1983

WILLIAM F MORRIS
Sergeant
Miami County, Ohio, S.D.
Troy, OH
Date of Death: 11/22/1972

JOHN P PALERMO
Deputy Sheriff
Lorain County, Ohio, S.D.
Elyria, OH
Date of Death: 01/21/1964

PHILLIP J PENCE
Deputy Sheriff
Hamilton County, Ohio, S.D.
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 06/10/1984

BEN K PERRY
Sheriff
Adams County, Ohio, S.D.
West Union, OH
Date of Death: 01/12/1953

DONALD G PERRY
Deputy Sheriff
Greene County, Ohio, S.D.
Xenia, OH
Date of Death: 11/27/1970

GREGORY A RAYNOR
Deputy Sheriff
Clark County, Ohio, S.O.
Springfield, OH
Date of Death: 04/18/1978

RANDAL KENT RICHTER
Deputy Sheriff
Montgomery County, Ohio, S.D.
Dayton, OH
Date of Death: 05/22/1975

CHARLEY ROSS
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County, Ohio, S.O.
Marietta, OH
Date of Death: 10/05/1947

SAMUEL EUGENE ROUVIER
Deputy Sheriff
Clermont County, Ohio, S.D.
Batavia, OH
Date of Death: 05/21/1966

JAMES MICHAEL SALVINO JR.
Deputy Sheriff #318
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, S.O.
Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death: 02/17/2001

LUMMIE SANDERS
Deputy Sheriff
Geauga County, Ohio, S.D.
Chardon, OH
Date of Death: 07/28/1965

JESS L SARBER
Sheriff
Allen County, Ohio, S.D.
Lima, OH
Date of Death: 10/12/1933

MICHAEL A SCHOCH
Deputy Sheriff
Mercer County, Ohio, S.O.
Celina, OH
Date of Death: 07/25/1924

JAMES C. SHELLENBARGER
Sheriff
Knox County, Ohio, S.O.
Mt. Vernon, OH
Date of Death: 10/05/1905

DANIEL E SOUDERS
Deputy Sheriff
Hamilton County, Ohio, S.D.
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 12/16/1932

SANFORD STANLEY Jr
Patrolman
Coshocton County, Ohio, S.D.
Coshocton, OH
Date of Death: 07/19/1976

HAROLD A STEELE
Sheriff
Vinton County, Ohio, S.D.
McArthur, OH
Date of Death: 08/31/1970

FRANKLIN J STROHL
Deputy Sheriff
Lorain County, Ohio, S.D.
Elyria, OH
Date of Death: 06/13/1930

GLENN M STURGILL
Detective Sergeant
Ashland County, Ohio, S.D.
Ashland, OH
Date of Death: 08/02/1982

ROBERT TANNER JR
Deputy Sheriff
Muskingum County, Ohio S.O.
Zanesville, OH
Date of Death: 01/08/2002

ROBERT J THATCHER
Spec. Deputy Sheriff
Montgomery County, Ohio, S.D.
Dayton, OH
Date of Death: 04/20/1952

KENNETH M TOMASZEWSKI
Deputy Sheriff
Lorain County, Ohio, S.D.
Elyria, OH
Date of Death: 07/03/1979

ANDREW EDWARD VERTOLLI
Deputy Sheriff
Stark County, Ohio, S.O.
Canton, OH
Date of Death: 04/19/1975

RAY WESTOVER
Deputy Sheriff
Lucas County, Ohio, S.D.
Toledo, OH
Date of Death: 05/29/1956

HERBERT I WEXLER
Deputy Sheriff
Lucas County, Ohio, S.D.
Toledo, OH
Date of Death: 04/30/1967

GREEN WILLIS
Deputy Sheriff
Scioto County, Ohio, S.O.
Portsmouth, OH
Date of Death: 09/23/1931

BRANDY L. WINFIELD
Deputy Sheriff
Marion County, Ohio, S.O.
Marion, OH
Date of Death: 10/14/2004

HARRY L WOLFE
Sheriff
Union County, Ohio, S.O.
Marysville, OH
Date of Death: 01/21/1982

WILLIAM C WOODGEARD
Deputy Sheriff
Hocking County, Ohio, S.D.
Logan, OH
Date of Death: 04/15/1963

ODIS YOHO
Sheriff
Harrison County, Ohio, S.D.
Cadiz, OH
Date of Death: 03/08/1958

NESTER YOUNG
Deputy Sheriff
Ashtabula County, Ohio, S.D.
Jefferson, OH
Date of Death: 01/15/1838