Police Officer John Paul Kalaman

Police Officer John Paul Kalaman

Centerville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1998

John Paul Kalaman

Officer Kalaman was killed after being struck by a vehicle while at the scene of an accident with injuries on I-675. Officer Kalaman was checking on the victims when another vehicle lost control and struck him. The vehicle also struck two firefighters.

Firefighter Robert J. O'Toole, of the Washington Township Fire Department, died of his injuries as well.

The suspect who struck Officer Kalaman was issued two minor traffic citations and a $200 fine.

Officer Kalaman had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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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 John Paul Kalaman of the Centerville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 12, 2018

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