Chief of Police James K. Elder

Chief of Police James K. Elder

Mason Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 1982

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James K. Elder

Chief of Police James Elder was killed in an automobile crash.

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 a daughter, son, mother, two sisters, and a brother.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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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 Chief of Police James K. Elder of the Mason Police Department, Ohio and the additional 82 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 29, 2023

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