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 Safreed was killed when his cruiser was struck head-on by a drunk driver. 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 survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 2, 2020

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