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Lieutenant James E. Bohanan | Vandalia Police Department, Ohio Vandalia Police Department, Ohio

Lieutenant

James E. Bohanan

Vandalia Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 30, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Lieutenant Bohanan was accidentally shot and killed while serving a warrant on a house with federal agents. As he came around a staircase one of the agents' weapons discharged. The round struck the ground and ricocheted up, striking him.

Lieutenant Bohanan was survived by his wife and two children.

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Jim was a wonderful loving person who always had a good word and also something funny to say to you. We were with Jim, Barb, Donna and Darlene at our annual family Christmas Eve dinner on Dec, 24, 1969. He helped so many people. We love and miss him.

Linda Bolen
Sister-in-law
December 28, 2014

 

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