Police Officer William Steven Whalen

Police Officer William Steven Whalen

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 22, 1991

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William Steven Whalen

Police Officer William Whalen was shot and killed near the intersection of Xenia Avenue at St. Paul Avenue while attempting to stop a vehicle wanted in connection with a shooting at a local hotel.

As he attempted to stop the truck the driver opened the rear window and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle. Officer Whalen was able to return fire twice but was struck in the head and killed.

The subject was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. His first parole hearing is in June 2048.

Officer Whalen was survived by his parents.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 608

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Sentenced to life

shots fired call, traffic stop

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer William Steven Whalen of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 43 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 22, 2019

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