Sergeant John F. Best

Sergeant John F. Best

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 17, 1935

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John F. Best

Sergeant John Best was electrocuted while testing a radio receiving set at the broadcasting station in Findlay. Sergeant Best was the chief of radio operations at the station.

Sergeant Best had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 18 months. He was survived by his daughter and parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 12/71

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted


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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 John F. Best of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 94 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 17, 2023

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