Deputy Sheriff Emil R. Kleinwaechter

Deputy Sheriff Emil R. Kleinwaechter

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 16, 1962

Emil R. Kleinwaechter

Deputy Sheriff Emil Kleinwaechter was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic around the scene of a serious accident on Wooster Pike, east of Newtown Road.

He had tended to the injured citizen and then set out flares to warn oncoming traffic. He and another officer were directing traffic around the wreckage when another car entered the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck Deputy Kleinwaechter, killing him instantly and throwing his body 87 feet.

The driver of the car that struck him was convicted of second degree manslaughter and sentenced to prison.

Deputy Kleinwaechter was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, directing traffic

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 16, 2010

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