Patrolman Larry J. Safreed

Patrolman Larry J. Safreed

Riverside Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 2, 1984

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Larry J. Safreed

Patrolman Larry Safreed was killed when his cruiser was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Springfield Street in Riverside at 12:30 am.

He had just started his shift at around midnight and was several blocks from the station when he was struck. He was able to call in that he was involved in an accident. Patrolman Safreed was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 35-year-old driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 4 to 10 years.

Patrolman Safreed was a United States Navy veteran and served with the Riverside Police Department for seven years and previously served with the Riverside Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

automobile accident, DUI, 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 Larry J. Safreed of the Riverside Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 2, 2022

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