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Trooper William R. Bender | Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio


William R. Bender

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, November 20, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 313/1517

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 10/25/1982

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Trooper Bender succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he was struck by a tractor trailer while directing traffic at a construction site at US Route 23 and State Route 53 in Wyandot County. He was assigned to the Marion Post at the time of the incident.

Trooper Bender's father, Deputy William J. Bender, was killed in an on duty automobile accident on July 2, 1973, while serving with the Marion County, Ohio, Sheriff's Department.

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Deputy Sheriff William J. Bender
Marion County Sheriff's Department, Ohio
End of Watch: Monday, July 2, 1973
Cause: Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper William R. Bender of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
November 20, 2017


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