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Patrolman David R. Wiley | Mayfield Village Police Department, Ohio Mayfield Village Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

David R. Wiley

Mayfield Village Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 5, 1979

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Wiley was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while manning a roadblock. Officers from neighboring Mayfield Heights were chasing a man wanted for indecent exposure. At one point the suspect shot at the pursuing officers. The officers returned fire as they approached the roadblock and one of the rounds ricocheted off of the suspect's vehicle and struck Patrolman Wiley.

The suspect that was being chased was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Patrolman Wiley's death.

Patrolman Wiley was survived by his wife and parents.

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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 David R. Wiley of the Mayfield Village Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.


End of Watch: Wednesday, September 5, 1979

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
September 5, 2017

 

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