Patrolman Ross Porter

Patrolman Ross Porter

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 23, 1934

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Ross Porter

Patrolman Ross Porter succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident on May 23, 1934.

Patrolman Porter was driving a police cruiser with the siren operating when he collided with an automobile at Seventeenth and Long Streets. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The other patrolman in the cruiser and the driver of the other vehicle were not injured.

Patrolman Porter had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, three brothers, and sister.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 264

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 23, 1934

vehicle crash

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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 Ross Porter of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 85 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 23, 2023

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