Patrolman Frank P. Ward

Patrolman Frank P. Ward

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, June 9, 1911

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Frank P. Ward

Patrolman Frank Ward was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance involving a man threatening his family with a shotgun on Lehman Street.

When Patrolman Ward arrived around midnight, the suspect opened fire, striking him. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Ward was able to return fire and mortally wound the suspect.

Patrolman Ward had served with the Columbus Division of Police for only one month. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 164

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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NEVER FORGET! Honoring the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Frank P. Ward of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 9, 2024

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