Deputy Sheriff Rex E. Faux

Deputy Sheriff Rex E. Faux

Summit County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 16, 1933

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Rex E. Faux

Deputy Sheriff Rex Faux was killed in a vehicle crash as he and another deputy returned to Akron after responding to a robbery in Loyal Oak.

They were driving on the Akron-Wadsworth Road when the patrol car's steering column failed, causing the car to leave the roadway and crash into a concrete culvert at Wolf Creek. The deputy riding with him was able to free himself from the wreckage and wave down a passing motorist.

Both deputies were taken to St. Thomas Hospital, where Deputy Faux succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Faux was survived by his son, father, and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

mechanical failure

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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 Deputy Sheriff Rex E. Faux of the Summit County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 87 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 16, 2023

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