Deputy Sheriff Joshua Hamilton

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Hamilton

Preble County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 18, 2023

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Joshua Hamilton

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Hamilton died in a vehicle crash on Ohio State Route 503 at 4:00 a.m.

Deputy Hamilton, traveling southbound, and a vehicle traveling northbound collided head-on. He was transported to the Kettering Preble ER Campus, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the other car was also killed.

Deputy Hamilton was a United States Navy Reserve and Army National Guard veteran and had served with the Preble County Sheriff's Office for over 1 1/2 years. He is survived by his daughter and parents.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic patrol, vehicle crash

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