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Chief of Police Elmer Roscoe Hafer | Aberdeen Police Department, Ohio Aberdeen Police Department, Ohio

Chief of Police

Elmer Roscoe Hafer

Aberdeen Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, December 10, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 12/4/1954

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Chief of Police Elmer Hafer was struck by a truck after telling the truck driver to move one mile west of Aberdeen.

The driver was parked on the side of US 52 and sleeping when Chief Hafer woke him. As Chief Hafer returned to his vehicle the trucker struck him. Chief Hafer was taken to the hospital and died six days later.

Chief Hafer's father, Constable Lee Hafer of the Huntington Township Constable's Office, was killed in the line of duty two years earlier when he was also struck by a truck on Route 52. Chief Hafer had witnessed his father's death.

Chief Hafer had previously served with the United States Army during WWII. He was survived by his daughter.

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Constable Lee Andrew Hafer
Huntington Township Constable's Office, Ohio
End of Watch: Monday, April 7, 1952
Cause: Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police Elmer Roscoe Hafer Aberdeen Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
December 10, 2017

 

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