Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Vandalia Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 1969

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James E. Bohanan

Lieutenant James 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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, warrant service

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Rest in peace Lt. Bohanan..

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 31, 2019

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