Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1983

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Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Patrolman Grair was shot and killed as he moonlighted as a uniformed security guard at a local bank. As he talked on the phone at the bank a person in line walked over to him and shot him, then robbed the bank.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later and sentenced to death, but the governor commuted his sentence to life.

Patrolman Grair had served with the agency for 7 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 380

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr. of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 6, 2018

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