Deputy Sheriff Rodney Kevin Kinzy

Deputy Sheriff Rodney Kevin Kinzy

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 17, 1990

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Rodney Kevin Kinzy

Deputy Rodney Kinzy was shot and killed when he responded to a shootout in Noble County, Ohio.

He was shot as he attempted to warn other officers to seek cover. The suspect was killed by return gunfire.

Deputy Kinzy had been with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for three-and-half years. He was survived by his daughter and two sons.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1086

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed by other officers

active shooter

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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 Deputy Sheriff Rodney Kevin Kinzy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 17, 2023

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