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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Lt. Kirkendall,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2020

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