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Sheriff Jacob K. Bosler | Champaign County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Champaign County Sheriff's Department, Ohio


Jacob K. Bosler

Champaign County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, October 11, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Committed

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Sheriff Bosler was shot and killed as he assisted Urbana police officers arrest a man during a domestic dispute. The officers had been called to a North Main Street apartment after the man's wife fled to a neighbor's home. The man refused to come out of the apartment after the Urbana officers arrived. The officers requested backup and Sheriff Bosler came to the scene.

The man told the sheriff he would only come out if his wife was brought back to the apartment. Sheriff Bosler had the wife return to the top of the stairs and told the man she was there. When the man opened the door Sheriff Bosler stepped inside, but was immediately shot in the head and arm. Other officers returned fire and then took the suspect into custody.

The suspect was committed at the Lima State Hospital for the insane on January 8, 1927, and died there April 9, 1928.

Sheriff Bosler had served as sheriff for just less than 2 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Sheriff Bosler,
On today, the 87th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Champaign County.


United States Border Patrol
October 11, 2013


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