Police Officer Martin W. Yawarsky

Police Officer Martin W. Yawarsky

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 6, 1980

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Martin W. Yawarsky

Officer Yawarsky was killed in an on-duty automobile accident. He had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1015

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I remember this auto crash that lead to the death of this very young police officer. If correct there was a collision between to Columbus police cruisers which were responding to a crime of violence. If I am right about this then the odmp website should change the narrative to be more accurate and that officer Yawarsky was killed responding to a violent crime, not just an on duty auto accident! I was not yet a police officer when this happened in 1980, but I wanted to be. I’ve never forgotten his name. I believe that Martin Yawarsky is in Heaven for eternity. I pray for his family and for the officers who knew him.
Respectfully Sgt. Jay S. Packard
Upper Arlington police, ( retired)

Sgt. Jay S. Packard retired
Upper Arlington

September 27, 2021

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