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Police Officer Michael Blankenship | Ohio State University Police Department, Ohio Ohio State University Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Michael Blankenship

Ohio State University Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, February 10, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 303

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/10/1997

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Officer Michael Blankenship was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a suspicious person call at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

The killer was found dead after committing suicide.

Officer Blankenship is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Dear Officer BLANKENSHIP,

In Criminal Investigation class this semester, I worked your case with your former Chief at OSUPD Ron Michalec. You seemed like a great Officer and funny guy. RIP.

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December 8, 2014

 

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