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Trooper Frank Galvan Vazquez | Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

Trooper

Frank Galvan Vazquez

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 975

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 11/5/2001

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to eight years

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Trooper Frank Vazquez was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on I-270 in Columbus, Ohio.

He was standing outside of his vehicle when the drunk driver struck the rear of his patrol car. The patrol car, and the suspect's vehicle, collided into Trooper Vazquez and into the vehicle that was stopped.

The drunk driver was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. On May 20, 2002, the driver was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison.

Trooper Vazquez had served with the Ohio Highway Patrol for almost 4 years, and is survived by his wife and three young children.

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Never forgotten.... still seems like yesterday sometimes. Every detail etched permanently in my brain of that night however I do remember the good times we had working together ;) Keep looking out and hope you and J got to meet up there. Take care friend.

KG
OSP
November 7, 2017

 

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