Patrolman James K. Reed

Patrolman James K. Reed

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 1974

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James K. Reed

Officer Reed suffered a heart attack while issuing a parking ticket in front of 924 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Another officer immediately began administering CPR and a passerby called for help. Officer Reed died a short time later in the emergency room at St. Anthony Hospital.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman James K. Reed of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 44 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 18, 2018

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