Chief of Police James K. Elder

Chief of Police James K. Elder

Mason Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 1982

James K. Elder

Chief of Police James Elder was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a disturbance at a local hotel.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Mason-Montgomery Road and Stitt Road.

Chief Elder had served with the Mason Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police James K. Elder of the Mason Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 30, 2018

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