Lieutenant Samuel T. Corbin

Lieutenant Samuel T. Corbin

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, January 22, 1911

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Samuel T. Corbin

Lieutenant Samuel Corbin succumbed to injuries suffered when he fell over a fire hose while assisting at the scene of the Chamber of Commerce Fire of 1911 at the intersection of Fourth Street and Vine Street.

Despite his injury, he stayed to help with the fire. His clothes were wet and iced over, and he ended up with pneumonia.

Lieutenant Corbin had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and two children. His great, grandson serves with the Cincinnati Police Department.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

fire, weather

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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 Lieutenant Samuel T. Corbin of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 22, 2023

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