Patrolman James P. Gardner

Patrolman James P. Gardner

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 28, 1948

James P. Gardner

Patrolman James Gardner was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle. His patrol car collided with another vehicle and then struck a telephone pole.

Patrolman Gardner was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for only 5 months. He was stationed at the Massillon Post.

He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 172/455
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Gardner,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2017

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