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 Staton was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic dispute. Upon their arrival the male suspect 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.

Patrolman Staton had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 603

Incident Details

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio 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 43 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 22, 2019

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