Village Marshal Roy N. Painter

Village Marshal Roy N. Painter

Hanoverton Village Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 13, 1965

Roy N. Painter

Marshal Painter was killed in an automobile accident on Route 30 while on patrol. Several witnesses reported Marshal Painter attempting to stop a speeding vehicle prior to the accident.

Marshal Painter held a dual role as a Columbiana County constable in addition to the being the Hanoverton Village marshal. He had served as a constable for over 15 years.

He was a US Army veteran of WWII and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, two sons, and his father.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Village Marshal Roy N. Painter of the Hanoverton Village Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 13, 2018

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