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Patrolman Granston P. Koehler | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio


Granston P. Koehler

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 28, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1923

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Patrolman Koehler was shot and killed and his partner was wounded in a gun battle with four men whom the officers had pulled over in a stolen car. Less than 24 hours later, police had shot and killed one suspect and captured two others. The fourth suspect was apprehended in Cleveland the next day.

The suspect who killed Patrolman Koehler was convicted of his murder and was executed in the electric chair on April 13, 1923. The other two were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. One was pardoned by Governor Frank Lausche January 26, 1955. The other suspect was allowed to go to work outside the prison on August 30, 1952. He never returned. At the time of the other suspects pardon he had not been recaptured.

Patrolman Koehler had served with the agency for 9 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 28, 2011


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