Patrolman Thomas E. Webb

Patrolman Thomas E. Webb

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1956

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Thomas E. Webb

Patrolman Thomas Webb was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance.

When Patrolman Webb and his partner arrived at the scene the suspect and Patrolman Webb's partner began to wrestle and the suspect gained control of the partner's service weapon. The suspect shot Patrolman Webb in the head and then committed suicide.

Patrolman Webb had been with the agency for six and a half years and was the son of a retired Columbus police sergeant. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, his parents, brother, and sister and is buried at Eastlawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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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 Thomas E. Webb of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 17, 2018

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