Patrolman John J. Stapleton

Patrolman John J. Stapleton

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 17, 1916

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John J. Stapleton

Patrolman John Stapleton was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of North Main Street at Burton Avenue while responding to a report of a fire.

He was on his motorcycle and was following a fire truck when he ran into the fire truck.

Patrolman Stapleton had been with the Dayton Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

emergency response, fire alarm, motorcycle

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John J. Stapleton of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorneys General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 17, 2024

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