Police Specialist David H. Massel

Police Specialist David H. Massel

Woodlawn Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 9, 1985

David H. Massel

Specialist David Massel was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Ohio Route 4 (Springfield Pike).

The intoxicated driver was also killed in the collision.

Specialist Massel is survived by his mother.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Specialist David H. Massel of the Woodlawn Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 9, 2018

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