Patrolman Jerome Hostetter

Patrolman Jerome Hostetter

Marion City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1910

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Jerome Hostetter

Patrolman Hostetter was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect. Patrolman Hostetter and another officer were searching a railroad yard for two suspects wanted in connection with the robbery.

As Patrolman Hostetter ordered one of the men out of a railroad car the second suspect opened fire on him, mortally wounding him. Patrolman Hostetter succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Both suspects fled the scene. A man was arrested and charged with his murder but was acquitted at trial. The case remains unsolved.

Patrolman Hostetter had served with the Marion City Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 18, 1910
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved

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I am so honored as a family member for his and all officers service

Beth stout
Great niece

April 17, 2019

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