Police Officer William Steven Whalen

Police Officer William Steven Whalen

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 22, 1991

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 608

Incident Details

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

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My name is Aaron Manning, and my mother was engaged to Steve shortly before his untimely death. My brother and I knew Steve from a young age as we attended Baptist Temple school where he volunteered his time when he was not on duty. After Steve and my mother became involved, Steve would spend all of his free time with us, and would always do something fun. We loved hanging out with him.
Even after all of these years, I think if Steve every day. He was such a kind and loving man, always taking time to do something for someone else. I miss him dearly and think of him fondly.
I will never forget what he meant to us and how he affected our lives. He was truly a great man, and he is still in our hearts.

Aaron Manning

April 6, 2017

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