Patrolman Harry E. Shaffer

Patrolman Harry E. Shaffer

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, March 9, 1925

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Harry E. Shaffer

Patrolman Shaffer was struck and killed by a vehicle while involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect.

Patrolman Shaffer had served with the Columbus Division of Police for five years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

foot pursuit

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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 Harry E. Shaffer of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 9, 2023

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