Patrolman LeRoy S. Bedell

Patrolman LeRoy S. Bedell

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 20, 1935

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LeRoy S. Bedell

Patrolman LeRoy Bedell was killed in a motorcycle crash while patrolling State Route 59 in Erie County, six miles east of Bellevue, at 3:35 pm.

A dog lunged at his motorcycle, causing him to lose control as he attempted to avoid striking it. He was thrown onto the highway and suffered a broken neck. He was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries 15 minutes later.

Patrolman Bedell had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for two years, was assigned to Bellevue, and previously served with the Heron County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, five children, and mother.

State Route 59 is current day OH 113.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years, 9 months
  • Badge 15

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, motorcycle crash, traffic patrol

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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 Leroy S. Bedell of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 20, 2023

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