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.

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 Columbus Division of Police for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 603

Incident Details

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

domestic

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Patrolman Staton,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 22, 2022

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