Patrolman Julius Mayer, Jr.

Patrolman Julius Mayer, Jr.

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1940

Julius Mayer, Jr.

Patrolman Julius Mayer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglar at a auto parts store on West 9th Street. During a struggle the suspect gained control of Patrolman Mayer's service revolver and shot him as another officer was running to help him. After a short chase that officer captured the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Mayer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on April 27, 1940.

Patrolman Mayer was survived by his parents and a sister. He had been with the agency for 13 months.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Julius Mayer, Jr. Of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 16, 2018

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