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

Patrolman Ward had served with the agency for only one month.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 164

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Rest in peace dear sir, you will always be remembered as all heroes are. Thank you for your service.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 9, 2020

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