Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Vandalia Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 1969

James E. Bohanan

Lieutenant James Bohanan was accidentally shot and killed while serving a warrant on a house with federal agents.

As he came around a staircase one of the agents' weapons discharged. The round struck the ground and ricocheted up, striking him.

Lieutenant Bohanan was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge, warrant service

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Lieutenant James E. Bohanan of the Vandalia Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 30, 2017

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