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Probation Officer David Poling | Gallipolis Municipal Court, Ohio Gallipolis Municipal Court, Ohio

Probation Officer

David Poling

Gallipolis Municipal Court, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 27-29/pd13

Cause: Drowned

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Officer David Poling drowned in the Ohio River while chasing a suspect who had fled from a traffic stop initiated by the Gallipolis Police Department.

As officers chased the suspect, he jumped into the river and swam to Gallipolis Island.

Officer Poling went into the river after the suspect, but encountered problems approximately half way to the island. A city police officer and a state trooper attempted to rescue him but were unsuccessful.

The suspect was located on the island several hours later and taken into custody. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison.

Officer Poling had served with the Gallipolis Police Department and previously the Gallia County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
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