Sergeant Roger L. Beekman

Sergeant Roger L. Beekman

Union County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 1979

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Roger L. Beekman

Sergeant Beekman succumbed to injuries sustained in an on-duty automobile accident the previous day.

He was responding to a burglar alarm when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer at the intersection of S.R. 42 and Industrial Parkway.

Sergeant Beekman had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 808

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 19, 1979

automobile accident, emergency response, patrol, vehicle crash

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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 Sergeant Roger L. Beekman of the Union County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 20, 2022

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