To honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the public........

Listed below are the names of Columbus Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the public. To learn more about an officer listed here, click on his or her name.

Name of Officer Date entered the
Division of Police
Died in the line of duty
Officer Cyrus Beebe Unknown April 27, 1854
Detective Abe Kleeman Unknown September 15, 1899
Patrolman Daniel Davis 1899 June 7, 1908
Patrolman Harry E. Campbell September 27, 1906 December 24, 1908
Patrolman Frank P. Ward May 8, 1911 July, 1911
Officer William Sexton May 1, 1905 March 25, 1913
Patrolman James Ballard July1, 1913 November 9, 1914
Patrolman Joseph Lavendar April 29, 1913 June 26, 1913
Patrolman John Laufhutte June 10, 1916 August 22, 1916
Detective William Rourke June 17, 1888 November 24, 1917
Patrolman David Jenkins May 17, 1917 February 8, 1919
Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider May 20, 1899 September 23, 1920
Detective Charles E. Tiller May 17, 1917 October 28, 1920
Patrolman Jesse Reall October 9, 1918 February 26, 1921
Patrolman Granston P. Koehler July 1, 1913 November 28, 1922
Patrolman Troy C. Stewart October 11, 1923 April 22, 1924
Patrolman Harry E. Shaffer July 1, 1920 March 9, 1925
Detective Walter O. Womeldorf July 1, 1920 May 29, 1925
Patrolman William Sweinsberger February 11, 1903 January 7, 1926
Patrolman Horace D. Elliott July 13, 1923 March 29, 1927
Patrolman Thomas Day July 1, 1920 July 7, 1931
Patrolman Leslie Green May 2, 1928 October 4, 1931
Patrolman Ross Porter March27, 1922 May 23, 1934
Patrolman Edward H, Murphy October 9, 1922 May 11, 1935
Patrolman John P. Sears November 1, 1922 November 30, 1936
Detective Robert R. Cline February 1, 1927 February 5, 1938
Patrolman Cambell K. Jenkins August 23, 1937 January 9, 1939
Patrolman John M. McCullough March 5, 1941 January 18, 1942
Patrolman Thomas E. Webb Unknown August 17, 1956
Patrolman Richard E. Taylor Unknown January 18, 1963
Lieutenant Allen E. Fraley Unknown November 6, 1964
Patrolman Robert F. Lisska July 1, 1959 May 27, 1965
Officer Daniel A. Redding April 13, 1955 July 27, 1965
Patrolman William G. Wells April 16, 1953 December 21, 1965
Auxiliary Officer Lawrence Kipfinger 1957 October 14, 1969
Patrolman Curtis L. Staton March 16, 1970 March 22, 1972
Patrolman Joseph A. Edwards October 11, 1970 August 28, 1972
Patrolman James K. Reed January 2, 1972 May 18, 1974
Sergeant Dale W. McCann April 13, 1955 June 7, 1974
Officer Roger L. Brown April 1, 1967 August 11, 1976
Officer Michael J. Smith August 13, 1972 August 11, 1976
Officer Martin Yawarsky August 10, 1978 September 6, 1980
Officer Gordon Rich August 26, 1963 April 5, 1986
Officer Richard Fickeisen February 15, 1955 June 1, 1987
Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman April 2, 1978 March 9, 1989
Officer Robyn Nye March 7, 1965 January 4, 1991
Officer Raymond Radel October 31, 1966 April 25, 1991
Officer Chris Clites May 27, 1990 December 10, 1993
Sergeant Marc Muncy October 16, 1988 April 5, 1995
Officer Keith L Evans March 16, 1970 July 9, 1995
Lieutenant Christopher N. Claypool June 16, 1987 April 29, 2001
Officer Melissa Foster November 19, 1997 December 4, 2004
Officer Bryan Hurst November 3, 1996 January 6, 2005

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