Patrolman Gary Alan Paster

Patrolman Gary Alan Paster

Macedonia Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 1986

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Gary Alan Paster

Patrolman Gary Paster succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident 14 days earlier. He was responding to backup a neighboring agency when another car collided with his patrol car at an intersection.

The impact pushed Patrolman Paster's patrol car into a utility pole. He was transported to a local hospital, where he remained in a coma until passing away.

Patrolman Paster had served with the Macedonia Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 15, 1986

automobile accident

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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 Patrolman Gary Alan Paster of the Macedonia Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 29, 2022

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