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Patrol Officer Erwin Tate | Zanesville Police Department, Ohio Zanesville Police Department, Ohio

Patrol Officer

Erwin Tate

Zanesville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, April 10, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Tate was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant in the downtown business area. The suspect was later shot and killed in a shootout with other officers.
Officer Tate had been with the agency for four years.

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My Aunt Married Officer Tate's son James, so the family history of service was passed on to his extended family.

Retired Corrections Officer
Zanesville Police Department
May 26, 2015


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