Patrolman Jerome Hostetter

Patrolman Jerome Hostetter

Marion City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1910

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.


  • 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2013

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