Detective Sergeant John A. Cameron

Detective Sergeant John A. Cameron

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, April 26, 1935

John A. Cameron

Detective Sergeant John Cameron was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects on West 8th Street.

One suspect was captured minutes later. The other suspect was killed in a shoot out with police at his home in Morrow.

Sergeant Cameron won the Carnegie Hero Award for his work in saving several women from a fire which destroyed a building in downtown Cincinnati in 1908.

Sergeant Cameron had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 36

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

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