Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Vandalia Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 1969

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
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge, warrant service

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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

December 28, 2014

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