Deputy Sheriff Clifford H. Mohler

Deputy Sheriff Clifford H. Mohler

Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1968

Clifford H. Mohler

Deputy Mohler died from a heart attack after being struck by a mental patient being picked up. With two other deputies, they were picking up the third mental patient of the day, Deputy Mohler was struck on the right side of the head with a board as he approached him. They were able to take him into custody and while en route to Fallview Receiving Hospital, Deputy Mohler suffered severe chest pains. He was rushed to Barberton Citizens Hospital where he was declared deceased.

He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Clifford H. Mohler of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 9, 2019

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