Deputy Sheriff Frank M. Morrison

Deputy Sheriff Frank M. Morrison

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1899

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Frank M. Morrison

Deputy Sheriff Frank Morrison was shot and killed by a farmer, near Kenton, after he arrived at the man's home to arrest him on a charge of stealing clover seed.

The man met the sheriff with his double barrel shotgun. When Sheriff Morrison announced the purpose of his visit, the farmer pulled the trigger, killing Sheriff Morrison instantly. He then placed the other barrel against his own head and killed himself.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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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 Deputy Sheriff Frank M. Morrison of the Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 6, 2022

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