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Deputy Sheriff Donald V. Kehnast | Defiance County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Defiance County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

Donald V. Kehnast

Defiance County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 15, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Deputy Sheriff Donald Kehnast suffered a fatal heart attack while he and several other officers struggled with a mental patient at a tavern in Defiance, Ohio.

Deputy Kehnast had been elected sheriff two months earlier and was to take office on January 4, 1965. He had served with the Defiance County Sheriff's Office for 22 years and was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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I remember he was my dad's (MartinWalter) friend. He was a good man. Had a nice,family

Sharon (WAlter) McMaken
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