Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle

Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1996

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Jason K. Grossnickle

Police Officer Jake Grossnickle was shot and killed in an ambush as he arrived for work at the 3rd District Headquarters located at 2013 West Third Street.

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.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 447

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush

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Officer Grossnickle,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dayton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy:

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 23, 2021

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