Officer William T. Osborne

Officer William T. Osborne

Lancaster Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 1909

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William T. Osborne

Officer William Osborne was shot and killed while conducting a burglary surveillance at the Fairfield County Courthouse at approximately 1:00 am.

He was struck in the leg by a shotgun blast.

Officer Osborne had served with the Lancaster Police Department for six years.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 23, 1909
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

burglary, surveillance

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer William T. Osborne of the Lancaster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 27, 2022

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