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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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My dear friend.. I found your memorial page while looking at a friend's facebook page just now. So strange that I saw this at this time. I don't believe this friend knew you, only that she posted your memorial on the anniversary of your death. I last saw you 20+ years ago before I moved back to my hometown in 1996. Back in 1997, when I heard the news of your death via the television.......My heart broke and fell to the floor. We shared some wonderful friendship memories, Mike. I cherished your friendship and also your loyalty to your brothers and sisters of the badge. You were taken from all of us too soon my friend. The Lord must have had a greater plan for you. Rest in peace Michael.

Sgt Deb Wolford kna Deb Wilson Baker
past Grove City Police 911 supervisor and dispatcher
February 20, 2016


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