Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Police Officer I Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Youngstown State University Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1996

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Carmen J. "Skip" Renda, Jr.

Police Officer Skip Renda suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a foot pursuit of several juveniles.

He was found unresponsive in his patrol van approximately 30 minutes after failing to respond to radio calls. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Renda had served in law enforcement for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 37

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, juvenile offender

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Julius Mayer, Jr. of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 16, 2022

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