Constable John Henry Willsey

Constable John Henry Willsey

Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, August 15, 1918

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John Henry Willsey

Constable John Willsey was shot and killed by a suspect who had gone to a home on Dry Ridge Pike, near Bevis, to steal the proceeds from the sale of the home that 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.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

burglary

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable John Henry Willsey of the Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

August 15, 2019

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