Deputy Sheriff Samuel Eugene Rouvier

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Eugene Rouvier

Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 21, 1966

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Samuel Eugene Rouvier

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Rouvier succumbed to injuries sustained after his vehicle struck a horse on Ohio 132, near Batavia, on April 27th, 1966.

He was conducting a murder investigation with a county prosecutor and following up on a lead when a horse ran into the path of their vehicle. The vehicle struck the horse, causing it to roll over the hood and windshield and into the front seat area. The horse landed on Deputy Rouvier, causing serious injuries that resulted in his death a month later.

Deputy Rouvier was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 27, 1966


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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 Deputy Sheriff Samuel Eugene Rouvier of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 84 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 21, 2023

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