Correction Officer Dennis Lee Stemen

Correction Officer Dennis Lee Stemen

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 5, 1994

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Dennis Lee Stemen

Correction Officer Dennis Stemen was killed in an automobile crash as he was returning to the Allen Correctional Institution after taking a prisoner to a hospital for treatment.

The state prison van he was riding in crashed on Route 31 between Mount Victory and Kenton. Officer Stemen was ejected from the van when it overturned after striking a concrete post.

Officer Stemen had served with the agency for seven years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered and honored. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

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