Lieutenant James A. Kirkendall

Lieutenant James A. Kirkendall

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, October 28, 1970

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James A. Kirkendall

Lieutenant James Kirkendall was killed in an automobile accident involving two trucks on US Route 33 near St. Johns.

Lieutenant Kirkendall was a WWII veteran and had served with the agency for 21 years. He served as the commander of the Van Wert Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 8/108
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Lieutenant James A. Kirkendall of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 29, 2018

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