Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff

Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff

Bluffton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 1927

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Owen O. Grandstaff

Night Policeman Owen Grandstaff suffered a fatal heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit.

He had just arrested a man for writing a bad check when the man broke free and ran away. Policeman Grandstaff began to chase him when he suddenly collapsed.

Policeman Grandstaff was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

foot pursuit, fraud

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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 Captain Allen D. McGown of the Findlay Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 26, 2023

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