Marshal Teddy Ray Holcomb

Marshal Teddy Ray Holcomb

Trimble Village Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 1976

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Teddy Ray Holcomb

Marshal Teddy Holcomb was killed after he was struck by a car that was fleeing from other officers.

Marshal Holcomb had set up a roadblock to help catch a motorist fleeing from other officers on Ohio 13. He was standing outside his car when the driver of the fleeing car struck him and then struck his car. Marshal Holcomb's wife was also injured.

He was not working at the time, but a call for his assistance was given over the radio, which he had in his car. Marshal Holcomb went to assist with his personal vehicle since they were coming into his village.

The driver pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to three to ten years.

Marshal Holcomb was a United States Army and Ohio National Guard veteran who had served with the Trimble Village Police Department for two years and previously served with the Nelsonville Police Department. He was survived by his wife, mother, father, and four brothers.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced for 3-10 years

off duty, pursuit, roadblock

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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 Officer Teddy Ray Holcomb of the Trimble Village Police Department, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 27, 2023

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