Lieutenant James A. Kirkendall

Lieutenant James A. Kirkendall

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, October 28, 1970

James A. Kirkendall

Lieutenant James Kirkendall was killed in an automobile accident involving two trucks on US Route 33 near St. Johns.

Lieutenant Kirkendall was a WWII veteran and had served with the agency for 21 years. He served as the commander of the Van Wert Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 8/108
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Lieutenant James A. Kirkendall will never be forgotten. Thank you for your services, and may your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

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