Patrolman Marvin Scott Moyer

Patrolman Marvin Scott Moyer

Lancaster Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 26, 2017

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Marvin Scott Moyer

Patrolman Marvin Moyer died as the result of contracting an infectious disease while backing up another officer apprehend a resisting subject on February 25th, 1998.

The officer had to break the window to remove the man from his car during a traffic stop as the man attempted to flee near the intersection of Forest Rose Avenue and North Street. Some of glass became embedded in the man's foot, causing lacerations. The man begged Patrolman Moyer to help remove the glass. Patrolman Moyer, who also had a cut on his hand, came in contact with the infected man's blood.

Patrolman Moyer contracted the infectious disease and died as a result on May 26th, 2017.

Patrolman Moyer had served with the Lancaster Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 99

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 25, 1998
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

bloodborne pathogen

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Marvin died in the line of duty.

To the Moyer family, fellow officers, and all who call Marvin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I hope you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Patrolman Moyer gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 26, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 9, 2018

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