Police Officer Raymond E. Radel

Police Officer Raymond E. Radel

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1991

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Raymond E. Radel

Officer Raymond Radel succumbed to injuries received five days earlier when his car was struck head-on on I-70 just outside of Columbus. Officer Radel was returning from an assignment to the Police Athletic League Classic Car Show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the time of the accident.

Officer Radel had served with the agency for 25 years, and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 168
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 20, 1991

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Officer Radel,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

April 25, 2021

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