Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle

Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1996

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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 23, 2018

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