Patrolman Thomas Day

Patrolman Thomas Day

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1931

Thomas Day

Patrolman Thomas Day was killed in an automobile accident while on duty.

Patrolman Day apprehended a suspect and at that time the practice was to have the suspect drive the police car to headquarters while the officer guarded him. This particular suspect, by intent or inability, was unable to handle the vehicle and careened wildly into a utility pole. Patrolman Day was killed. It is not known what became of the suspect.

Patrolman Day had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his wife and children.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 172

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Thomas Day of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 9, 2018

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