Patrolman Allen J. Althoff

Patrolman Allen J. Althoff

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1925

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Allen J. Althoff

Patrolman Allen Althoff was shot and killed by a man he had just arrested for theft. The man attempted to escape and shot Patrolman Althoff while they were at the call box on Race Street and 6th Street.

The 21-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison.

Patrolman Althoff had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for nearly 11 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life

arrest attempt, larceny

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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 Allen J. Althoff of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 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 20, 2023

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