Police Officer Jamieson Ritter

Police Officer Jamieson Ritter

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 2024

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Jamieson Ritter

Police Officer Jamieson Ritter was shot and killed at about 1:00 am while attempting to arrest a wanted subject in the 1500 block of East 80th Street.

Officers had responded to a house on the street after receiving information that a subject wanted for felonious assault was inside. The man exited the home and attempted to flee on a bike before opening fire on officers. Officer Ritter was shot and killed by the subject.

The man was taken into custody and charged with aggravated murder.

Officer Ritter was a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. He had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for four years and was assigned to the Third District. He had recently been recognized as Officer of the Month.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1176
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

warrant service


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On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Jamieson Ritter, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Officer Ritter for his service as a current Ohio Army National Guard member.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2024

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