Constable John Henry Willsey

Constable John Henry Willsey

Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, August 15, 1918

John Henry Willsey

Constable John Willsey was shot and killed by a suspect who had gone to a home to steal the proceeds from the sale of the home which had been stored inside.

The suspect fled but was later captured and convicted of his murder.

Constable Willsey was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Dear Uncle John Henry, I just found you doing geneology research. Your death certificate reads homicide-- shot in the head. I am abjectly sorry but so proud of you being a hero. You were my great grandfather's brother and I am sure the whole family was heartbroken. Rest in peace

Holly Drake
Great Grand Niece

March 5, 2016

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