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 James 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.

Officer Reed was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and had served with the Columbus Division of Police for two years. He was survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

parking complaint

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Sir, we have succeeded in placing your honorable name on the Columbus Division Of Police, Columbus, Ohio, memorial wall. We are the keepers of our brothers! Your memory will not be forgotten.

Lawrence T. Brown. (Retired)
Columbus Division Of Police, Columbus, Ohio

August 8, 2023

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