Patrol Officer Erwin Tate

Patrol Officer Erwin Tate

Zanesville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 10, 1939

Erwin Tate

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.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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