Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Patrolman Wert was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making an arrest of a second drunk driver at 0133 hours on State Route 88. Patrolman Wert's partner was also struck and wounded. The suspect who struck the officers fled the scene but was arrested at his home a short time later.
Patrolman Wert had previously served as a Military Policeman in the Army before joining the agency. He was survived by his wife, parents, sister, and two brothers. One of his brothers later joined the Ravenna Police Department.