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Patrolman Phillip Droesch | Lima Police Department, Ohio Lima Police Department, Ohio


Phillip Droesch

Lima Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, October 25, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/24/1918

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed

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Patrolman Droesch was shot and killed following the robbery of a pawn shop. The suspect had exchanged shots with officers following the robbery but was able to escape. Patrolman Droesch was off duty, but had been called in to help search for the suspect. He observed a man near Jackson Street and High Street who appeared to be staggering. Thinking the man was intoxicated and injured, Patrolman Droesch approached him to give him assistance.

The suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Patrolman Droesch. The officer was transported to Lima City Hospital where he died early the next morning.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of murdering Patrolman Droesch. He was committed to the Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Phillip Droesch Lima Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 26, 2017


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