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Patrolman Dan Sandlin | Middletown Police Department, Ohio Middletown Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Dan Sandlin

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, March 21, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 15 to 20 years

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Patrolman Sandlin was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious vehicle. One of the men attempted to flee on foot after he was ordered out of the vehicle. The man shot Patrolman Sandlin four times when the officer grabbed him. The vehicle was loaded with illegal whiskey.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Patrolman Sandlin's murder, and sentenced to 15 to 20 years on December 16, 1930.

Patrolman Sandlin was survived by his wife and three children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 21, 2012

 

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