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Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Jason K. Grossnickle

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, May 23, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 months

Badge # 447

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/23/1996

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Officer Jason Grossnickle was shot and killed in an ambush as he arrived for work. He and another officer were walking through the department's parking lot towards the back door when a man exited a stolen delivery truck and opened fire on both officers. Officer Grossnickle was struck and killed instantly. The other officer was shot in the jaw but was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Grossnickle's father served as a homicide detective for the agency and responded to the shooting scene. Both officers had graduated from the academy only 3 months prior to the incident.

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Jake you are not forgotten, and my heart still breaks for your family. The sacrifice you and your family have made can never be repaid. Thank you. Thank you.

dayton PD
May 2, 2013


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