Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Marshal John T. Van Doren | Wilmington Police Department, Ohio Wilmington Police Department, Ohio

Marshal

John T. Van Doren

Wilmington Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, March 8, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 73

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Guilty of manslaughter

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Marshal John Van Doren was shot and killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance.

The suspect began to fight and knocked Marshal Van Doren to the ground. As the marshal attempted to get up the suspect shot him in the head with a revolver. A second officer held the suspect there until other officers arrived and arrested him.

He was charged with murder but convicted of manslaughter.

Marshal Van Doren had served with the Wilmington Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 4 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 8, 2010

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths