Patrolman Harry D. Grimes

Patrolman Harry D. Grimes

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, June 8, 1952

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Harry D. Grimes

Patrolman Harry Grimes was struck and killed by an automobile while conducting a traffic stop on State Route 7 in Martins Ferry.

Patrolman Grimes was a United States Navy Reserve World War II veteran and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for seven months, assigned to the Bridgeport Post. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge 215/282

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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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 Patrolman Harry D. Grimes of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 8, 2023

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