Lieutenant Wesley Scott Roe

Lieutenant Wesley Scott Roe

Steubenville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 1928

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Wesley Scott Roe

Lieutenant W. Scott Roe succumbed to injuries sustained when he was pushed down a set of stairs by one of two people while attempting to eject them from a dance for fighting. He sustained a fractured skull during the incident and died in the Ohio Valley Hospital.

Six weeks later the suspect, 23, was was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 2 to 20 years.

Lieutenant Roe had served with the Steubenville Police Department for 5 years. He had previously served as the police chief of Mingo Junction for 4 years and as a police officer for the Carnegie Steel Company for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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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 Lieutenant Wesley Scott Roe of the Steubenville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 12, 2023

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