Prohibition Officer Robert Oliver Gary

Prohibition Officer Robert Oliver Gary

Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, November 21, 1925

Robert Oliver Gary

Prohibition Officer Robert Gary was shot and killed while raiding a still in Hamilton, Ohio. He was struck once in the neck and killed.

No suspects were ever convicted of his murder. The primary suspect died in 1968.

Officer Gary was survived by his wife and brother and was reportedly buried in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender No one convicted

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Prohibition Officer Robert Oliver Gary of the Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 21, 2017

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