Patrolman Curtis L. Staton

Patrolman Curtis L. Staton

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, March 22, 1972

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Curtis L. Staton

Patrolman Curtis Staton was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic dispute at 2433 Summit Street in Columbus.

Upon their arrival, the male suspect opened the door and shot Patrolman Staton in the chest twice with a .357 caliber handgun. As the suspect attempted to flee, he was shot and killed by Patrolman Staton's partner.

The suspect was on parole for felony convictions.

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


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 603

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, domestic, parolee

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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 Curtis L. Staton of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 48 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 22, 2023

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