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Patrolman William C. Horn | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio


William C. Horn

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 42

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman William Horn was shot and killed after stopping a man carrying a concealed weapon at the intersection of Warren Street and Hollencamp Street (modern day Washington Street and South Patterson Boulevard). Patrolman Horn disarmed the suspect but a struggle ensued and the man regained control of the gun, fired five times, and killed Patrolman Horn.

The suspect was later shot and apprehended. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. He was awarded a new trial and subsequently acquitted on March 23rd, 1929.

Patrolman Horn had served with the Dayton Police Department for 12 years.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Horn. Your honesty and bravery will be so remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
September 17, 2017


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