Officer Floyd A. Weatherholt, Jr.

Officer Floyd A. Weatherholt, Jr.

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 25, 1960

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Floyd A. Weatherholt, Jr.

Officer Floyd Weatherholt was shot and killed as he chased a burglary suspect through the backyard of a home on East Exchange Street.

The suspect had escaped from a Federal Reformatory work crew in Tennessee. He was convicted of Officer Weatherholt's murder and executed in 1962.

Officer Weatherholt was a United States Army Korean War veteran and had served with the Akron Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, infant son, five brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 194
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

burglary, convicted felon, escapee

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NEVER FORGET! Please join me and honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Floyd A. Weatherholt, Jr. of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 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

March 25, 2024

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