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Constable John Henry Willsey | Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio

Constable

John Henry Willsey

Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, August 15, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Constable John Willsey was shot and killed by a suspect who had gone to a home to steal the proceeds from the sale of the home which had been stored inside.

The suspect fled but was later captured and convicted of his murder.

Constable Willsey was survived by his wife and three children.

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Dear Uncle John Henry, I just found you doing geneology research. Your death certificate reads homicide-- shot in the head. I am abjectly sorry but so proud of you being a hero. You were my great grandfather's brother and I am sure the whole family was heartbroken. Rest in peace

Holly Drake
Great Grand Niece
March 5, 2016

 

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