Patrolman Jon D. Birchem

Patrolman Jon D. Birchem

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, February 27, 1967

Jon D. Birchem

Patrolman Jon Birchem was killed in an automobile accident while chasing two speeding cars in Wood County. He lost control of his vehicle on the icy road surface and struck a bridge pillar.

Patrolman Birchem was assigned to the Swanton Post and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for one year. He is survived by his wife, son, and parents.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 500

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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I was just a teenager when you passed. What a wonderful cousin you were!!! Rest in peace Jon. I know you are having the time of your life in heaven with your dad. Love and miss you very much!!!

Laura Lyle

February 24, 2016

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