Sheriff Odis Yoho

Sheriff Odis Yoho

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 8, 1958

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Odis Yoho

Sheriff Odis Yoho was killed in an automobile accident on Route 22 near Cadiz, Ohio while responding to a disturbance at a local tavern at 3:14 a.m.

Another vehicle crossed the center line and struck Sheriff Yoho's patrol car head-on, causing it to burst into flames. The driver of the other car was also killed.

Sheriff Yoho was a WWI veteran and was serving his second term as sheriff. He had previously served as a deputy sheriff for 8 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, six grandchildren, a brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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NEVER FORGET! Please join me and honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice Sheriff Odis Yoho of the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 56 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 8, 2024

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