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Deputy Sheriff John P. Palermo | Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

John P. Palermo

Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 21, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed

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Deputy Palermo was shot and killed by a mental patient he was attempting to apprehend. He had been with the agency for three years.

Following the shooting the suspect was committed at the Lima State Hospital. In August of 1972, he was released to Lorain County authorities to stand trial for Deputy Palermo's murder. On January 2, 1973, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered confined at the Lima State Hospital indefinately.

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I never got to meet you Uncle John, as you were taken to young! But thank you for your service and may you always Rest In Peace!

Julie Wofford
Great niece
June 9, 2017


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