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Patrolman Curtis L. Staton | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio


Curtis L. Staton

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 22, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 603

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Staton was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic dispute. Upon their arrival the male suspect shot Patrolman Staton in the chest twice with a .357 caliber handgun. As the suspect attempted to flee he was shot and killed by Patrolman Staton's partner.

Patrolman Staton had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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My loving husband for almost 10 years. Curt gave me the three wonderful dsughters that he left suddenly. He was the ideal dad to them and will forever be remembered as the kind and sweet man that he was.

Jennifer Wilford
May 23, 2015


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