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.

The 21-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. On April 21, 1930, he was severely burned in a fire at the Ohio Penitentiary. The fire killed 322 inmates. It was the worse fire in Ohio's history and in American prison history. Five of the 322 were cop killers.

Patrolman Althoff had served with the agency for nearly 11 years.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Althoff. An Ohio hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 18, 2018

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