Patrolman Frank J. Hossler

Patrolman Frank J. Hossler

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 22, 1956

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Frank J. Hossler

Patrolman Frank Hossler was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol at 7:30 p.m.

Patrolman Hossler was traveling north on State Route 69 (present-day SR 235) when his cruiser collided with another vehicle. He died at the scene.

Patrolman Hossler was a United States Marine Corps Korean War Purple Heart recipient and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 10 months, assigned to the Bellefontaine Post. He was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 163/761
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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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 Frank J. Hossler of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 22, 2023

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