Detective Sergeant John A. Cameron

Detective Sergeant John A. Cameron

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, April 26, 1935

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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, 38, was killed as police fired several shots into the back of his car as he fled.

The captured suspect, 30, was tried for murder and acquitted.

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 Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Sergeant John A. Cameron of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 26, 2019

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