Lieutenant Rodney Osborne

Lieutenant Rodney Osborne

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Rodney Osborne

Lieutenant Rodney Osborne was shot and killed during a training exercise at the Corrections Training Academy at 1781 State Route 762 in Orient, Ohio.

He was training at the tactical firing range just before 11:30 a.m. when the incident occurred.

Lieutenant Osborne had served with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for 13 years and was assigned to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, serving on the honor guard, special response team, and the statewide special tactics and response team. In the week prior to his death, he had received Employee of the Year recognition. He is survived by his wife and three children.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, training


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May you rest in peace Lt we got the watch from ToCI to OSP to SOCF and all across the state

Officer Magnum Sherman
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

May 6, 2024

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