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 accident while patrolling State Route 4 in Erie County. 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.

Patrolman Bedell had served with the agency for almost 2 years and was stationed at Bellevue.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge 15

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Leroy S. Bedell of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 20, 2018

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