Patrolman Joseph Lavender

Patrolman Joseph Lavender

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 26, 1913

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Joseph Lavender

Patrolman Joseph Lavender was struck from behind by a streetcar at the intersection of Broad and Mitchell Streets.

He had served with the Columbus Division of Police for only two months. He was survived by his sister.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 217

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

foot patrol

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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 Joseph Lavender of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 26, 2023

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