Constable Michael Donald Chihil

Constable Michael Donald Chihil

Newbury Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 1, 1972

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Michael Donald Chihil

Constable Chihil was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver as he responded to assist the Burton Police Department on a call. The collision occurred on Route 87 in front of St. Helen's Catholic Church.

Constable Chihil was the town's part time constable and police chief. He had only been with the agency for six months. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Michael Donald Chihil of the Newbury Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 87 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 2, 2018

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