Patrolman Dan Sandlin

Patrolman Dan Sandlin

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1930

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Dan Sandlin

Patrolman Sandlin was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious vehicle. One of the men attempted to flee on foot after he was ordered out of the vehicle. The man shot Patrolman Sandlin four times when the officer grabbed him. The vehicle was loaded with illegal whiskey.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Patrolman Sandlin's murder, and sentenced to 15 to 20 years on December 16, 1930.

Patrolman Sandlin was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 to 20 years

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Patrolman Sandlin,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Middletown.


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March 21, 2020

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