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Patrolman James P. Gardner | Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio


James P. Gardner

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, February 28, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 5 months

Badge # 172/455

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman James Gardner was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle. His patrol car collided with another vehicle and then struck a telephone pole.

Patrolman Gardner was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for only 5 months. He was stationed at the Massillon Post.

He was survived by his parents.

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Patrolman Gardner,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol
February 28, 2017


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