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Police Officer William Steven Whalen | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

William Steven Whalen

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, March 22, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 608

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer William Whalen was shot and killed near the intersection of Xenia Avenue at St. Paul Avenue while attempting to stop a vehicle wanted in connection with a shooting at a local hotel.

As he attempted to stop the truck the driver opened the rear window and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle. Officer Whalen was able to return fire twice but was struck in the head and killed.

The subject was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. His first parole hearing is in June, 2048.

Officer Whalen was survived by his parents.

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Dear Officer Whalen,
I will always remember you kindness & since of humor. Oh and thank you for giving me a ride home when you would see me at the bus stop. I often wonder what my neighbors thought when they would see me being let out of the back of a police car.

Anne Phillips
City of Dayton
March 23, 2016


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