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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

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: 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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The reflection that precedes this one is magnificent in it's simplicity and poignancy. Nothing more needs to be said.

God Bless, Brother and may you continue to Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
February 10, 2017

 

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