Deputy Sheriff John P. Palermo

Deputy Sheriff John P. Palermo

Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 21, 1964

John P. Palermo

Deputy Palermo was shot and killed by a mental patient he was attempting to apprehend. He had been with the agency for three years.

Following the shooting the suspect was committed at the Lima State Hospital. In August of 1972, he was released to Lorain County authorities to stand trial for Deputy Palermo's murder. On January 2, 1973, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered confined at the Lima State Hospital indefinately.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff John P. Palermo of the Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 21, 2018

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