Police Officer James L. Ferrall

Police Officer James L. Ferrall

Ada Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 1937

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James L. Ferrall

Officer James Ferrall succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier in a motorcycle accident while escorting two stray dogs to police headquarters for the dog warden.

The two dogs began fighting and pulled Officer Ferrall from the motorcycle, causing him to suffer serious injuries.

Officer Ferrall served with the Ada Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 22, 1937


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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 Police Officer James L. Ferrall of the Ada Police Department, Ohio and the additional 86 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 28, 2022

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