Police Officer Jeffrey Manning Phegley

Police Officer Jeffrey Manning Phegley

Morrow Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, January 21, 1987

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Jeffrey Manning Phegley

Police Officer Jeffrey Phegley was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Morrow-Rossburg Road just outside of town. As he attempted to arrest the driver for DUI, the driver pushed him to the ground and shot him with a sawed off shotgun.

His killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life. He was denied parole in 2006 and 2010.

Officer Phegley had served with the Morrow Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Denied parole in 2000

DUI, traffic stop

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Every time I hear the word Morrow, I think of you, everytime I visit the old neighborhood I think of you, you were the best neighbor and friend. I miss you.. I'm going to visit the memorial park they dedicated to you. I haven't seen it yet. But I see pics and its beautiful. Thanks for watching over your loved ones! We sure miss you

Traci (Smith) Odell
Friend/ Neighbor

May 24, 2019

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