Patrolman Robert E. Karsmizki

Patrolman Robert E. Karsmizki

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, March 31, 1957

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Robert E. Karsmizki

Patrolman Robert Karsmizki was shot and killed following the high-speed pursuit of a murder suspect. The suspect was shot and killed by an auxiliary officer.

Patrolman Karsmizki had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 9 years and was stationed at the Bucyrus Post. He was survived by his wife, child, parents, and four siblings.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 166/458

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

murder suspect, vehicle pursuit

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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 Robert E. Karsmizki of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 31, 2023

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