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Deputy Marshal Benjamin Thacker | Coal Grove Police Department, Ohio Coal Grove Police Department, Ohio

Deputy Marshal

Benjamin Thacker

Coal Grove Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 19, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Deputy Marshal Ben Thacker was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Pike Street and Main Street while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle.

He was overtaking the speeding vehicle when another car swung out while attempting to turn right onto Main Street. Deputy Marshal Thacker's motorcycle collided with the car, causing him to suffer severe injuries. He was transported to Marting Hospital where he passed away.

Deputy Marshal Thacker had been appointed as the village's motorcycle officer only three weeks earlier after the previous motorcycle officer had been injured. He was survived by his parents, brother, and two sisters.

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Thank you Brother for your service.

Deputy Major Dean Palmer
Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Department
July 23, 2014

 

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