Patrolman Anton Bachman

Patrolman Anton Bachman

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 8, 1907

Anton Bachman

Patrolman Anton Bachman was shot and killed while responding to a report of a drunk man threatening his wife. The suspect, who was known to Patrolman Bachman, opened fire when Patrolman Bachman opened the front door.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 15 years but was released early, in 1923.

Patrolman Bachman had served with the agency in the fourth district for over 21 years. He was a widower who is survived by his seven children and his father and he is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 21 years, 4 months
  • Badge 231

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years; paroled in three

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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 Anton Bachman Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 8, 1907

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 8, 2017

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