Patrolman James Edwin Waldon

Patrolman James Edwin Waldon

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 12, 1928

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James Edwin Waldon

Patrolman James Waldon was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver while he responded to an accident call.

The drunk driver was convicted of manslaughter.

Patrolman Waldon was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and sister.

He is buried at Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

emergency response, Impaired Driver, 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 James Edwin Waldon of the Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio and the additional 75 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 12, 2023

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