Detective Albert A. Bush

Detective Albert A. Bush

Canton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 17, 1934

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Albert A. Bush

Detective Bush was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest a man at a rooming house. Without warning, the suspect pulled a small revolver from under his pillow and fired, fatally wounding Detective Bush.

The suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was sentenced to death and executed on October 15, 1934.

Detective Bush had served with the Canton Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and 5-year-old son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1934

arrest attempt

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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 Detective Albert A. Bush of the Canton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 17, 2023

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