Patrolman John Hassett

Patrolman John Hassett

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 5, 1880

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John Hassett

Patrolman John Hassett was killed when he was struck by debris that had been thrown into the air by a tornado. He was on foot patrol when the incident occurred.

Patrolman Hassett had only served with the Toledo Police Department for 2 weeks. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

foot patrol, weather

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NEVER FORGET! Please join me and honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John Hassett of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 5, 2024

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