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Police Officer Leo L. Casto, Jr. | Wayne Township Police Department, Ohio Wayne Township Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Leo L. Casto, Jr.

Wayne Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, August 23, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Police Officer Leo Casto was accidentally shot and killed by another officer during a shootout at a home on Mystic Drive.

He and other officers had gone to the home to search for a wanted felon from Virginia. The subject, who was hiding in some bushes between two houses, opened fire on the officers, wounding one of them. As Officer Casto rushed to the rear of the home subject opened fire on him as well, causing him to retreat. As he came back to front of the house he was struck by shots fired by another officer.

The subject was also wounded and taken into custody.

Wayne Township became a city in 1981 and was renamed to Huber Heights.

Officer Casto had served with the Wayne Township Police Department for one year. He was posthumously promoted from the rank of Auxiliary Police Officer to Police Officer. He was survived by his wife and parents.

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I was with Doug that day because we been in same vehicle. I will never forget that day so doug rip I move to fla,but return serve on hospital security then move back into police work and retired from riverside police dept riverside ohio. Ronald white

Ply/det. Ronald whitewayne
Wayne township police dept
April 27, 2016

 

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