Patrolman Jon D. Birchem

Patrolman Jon D. Birchem

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, February 27, 1967

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Jon D. Birchem

Patrolman Jon Birchem was killed in an automobile accident while chasing two speeding cars in Wood County. He lost control of his vehicle on the icy road surface and struck a bridge pillar.

Patrolman Birchem was assigned to the Swanton Post and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for one year. He is survived by his wife, son, and parents.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 500

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Jon D. Birchem of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 27, 2021

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