Patrolman Karl E. Bushong

Patrolman Karl E. Bushong

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 7, 1937

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Karl E. Bushong

Patrolman Karl Bushong was killed in an automobile crash on US Route 20 two miles east of Geneva while administering a driver's license test.

The applicant crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle while Patrolman Bushong was in the passenger seat. He was the only one injured.

Patrolman Bushong was a United States Marine Corps veteran of WWI and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 3.5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 83/59
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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NEVER FORGET! Honoring the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Karl E. Bushong of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 75 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 7, 2024

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