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Detective Albert A. Bush | Canton Police Department, Ohio Canton Police Department, Ohio


Albert A. Bush

Canton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 17, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1934

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Detective Bush was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest a man at a rooming house. Without warning, the suspect pulled a small revolver from under his pillow and fired, fatally wounding Detective Bush.

The suspect was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He was sentenced to death and executed on October 15, 1934.

Detective Bush had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and 5-year-old son.

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Albert Bush is my great Uncle. You died serving the people of Canton and trying to get another criminal off the street. RIP Uncle Albert.

John 15:13 (King James Version)

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Patrolman Aric Cook
Alliance Police Department/ Great Nephew
July 18, 2012


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