Patrolman Paul L. McManis

Patrolman Paul L. McManis

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 1941

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Paul L. McManis

Patrolman Paul McManis was killed in an automobile crash on State Route 269, five miles north of Bellevue while responding to another crash.

The patrol car was clipped while passing another vehicle which did not signal that they were making a left turn. The patrol car spun around, and both officers were thrown from the car. Patrolman McManis was killed instantly. The other officer suffered serious injuries.

Patrolman McManis had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for five months and was stationed at Bellevue.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 13/39

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, vehicle crash

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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 Paul L. McManis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 28, 2023

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