Patrolman Phillip Droesch

Patrolman Phillip Droesch

Lima Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 1918

Phillip Droesch

Patrolman Droesch was shot and killed following the robbery of a pawn shop. The suspect had exchanged shots with officers following the robbery but was able to escape. Patrolman Droesch was off duty, but had been called in to help search for the suspect. He observed a man near Jackson Street and High Street who appeared to be staggering. Thinking the man was intoxicated and injured, Patrolman Droesch approached him to give him assistance.

The suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Patrolman Droesch. The officer was transported to Lima City Hospital where he died early the next morning.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of murdering Patrolman Droesch. He was committed to the Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 24, 1918
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

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One hundred years ago today, Patrolman Phillip Droesch gave his life in defense of his community. We honor him for his service.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

October 25, 2018

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