Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff

Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff

Bluffton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 1927

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Night Policeman Owen O. Grandstaff of the Bluffton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 48 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 26, 2018

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