Patrolman Eino E. Toivola

Patrolman Eino E. Toivola

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1957

Eino E. Toivola

Patrolman Toivola was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a local residence. A man who was arguing with his wife opened fire with a shotgun as Patrolman Toivola entered the home.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His execution date was suspended indefinitely when mental experts convinced the judge that he was insane. He was sent to the Lima State Mental Hospital and remained there until his death on November 3, 1965.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in mental institution

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Eino E. Toivola Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio and the additional 44 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Monday, October 21, 1957

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 22, 2017

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