Police Officer Michael Blankenship

Police Officer Michael Blankenship

Ohio State University Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, February 10, 1997

Michael Blankenship

Police Officer Michael Blankenship was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a suspicious person call at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

The killer was found dead after committing suicide.

Officer Blankenship is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 303

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

suspicious person

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I attended another funeral today for 2 Westerville officers killed, Officers Joering and Morelli. Now 2 more angels watch over us. On February 10, I was reflecting on that day you were killed and I heard the news about their shooting, my heart sunk. It brought back so many hard memories. Today and everyday, you are missed and remembered. You will never be forgotten and will always be cherished. Love you. Until we meet again, Rest in Peace.

Dianne Ratliff (Blankenship)

February 16, 2018

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