Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff

Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff

Bluffton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 1927

Owen O. Grandstaff

Night Policeman Owen Grandstaff suffered a fatal heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit.

He had just arrested a man for writing a bad check when the man broke free and ran away. Policeman Grandstaff began to chase him when he suddenly collapsed.

Policeman Grandstaff was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Officer Grandstaff,
Sir, it has taken over 85 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bluffton.


United States Border Patrol

October 24, 2012

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