Patrolman Carl L. Thrush

Patrolman Carl L. Thrush

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 6, 1972

Carl L. Thrush

Patrolman Carl Thrush was killed in an automobile accident on State Route 93 in Vinton County when his patrol car struck an ice patch, hit another car head-on, and went over an embankment. He was on his way to a traffic accident on Route 160 when the accident occurred. He was stationed at the Athens Post at the time of the incident.

Patrolman Thrush was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years, 8 months
  • Badge 20/1064

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Carl L. Thrush of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 6, 2018

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