Deputy Sheriff William Kenneth Chadwell

Deputy Sheriff William Kenneth Chadwell

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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William Kenneth Chadwell

Deputy William Chadwell was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to clear a fallen tree from Stout Road, in Washington Township.

He was off duty, en route to a private residence when he came upon the tree. He reported into dispatch and requested assistance from on duty deputies to remove it. As he waited for the other deputies to arrive, a vehicle struck the tree, knocking it into Deputy Chadwell. Deputy Chadwell was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Deputy Chadwell was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office for eight years.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

off duty

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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 William Kenneth Chadwell of the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 115 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 24, 2023

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