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

Sheriff

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 Jacob Bosler was shot and killed as he assisted Urbana police officers arresting 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Jacob K. Bosler Champaign County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 52 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Monday, October 11, 1926

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 11, 2017

 

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