Patrolman Earl W. Casterline

Patrolman Earl W. Casterline

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, October 19, 1953

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Earl W. Casterline

Patrolman Earl Casterline was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train at an obscured railroad crossing on Kemper Road in Hamilton County.

Patrolman Casterline served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 1 1/2 years and was stationed at the Cincinnati post. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 400/541

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

routine driving, train

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Earl W. Casterline of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 19, 2023

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