Sergeant Robert L. Mondary

Sergeant Robert L. Mondary

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1989

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Robert L. Mondary

Sergeant Robert Mondary suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a search and recovery operation following a bridge collapse over the Great Miami River in Miamitown, Ohio. Three occupied vehicles fell into the river as a result of the collapse.

He had been assigned to supervise search and recovery efforts during a period of excessive heat. His squad searched the river for several days and recovered one body. On June 1st, 1989, while conducting additional recovery work he collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Sergeant Mondary was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for 21 years. He is survived by his five children, father, and brother.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 14
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, May 26, 1989

search and rescue

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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 Sergeant Robert L. Mondary of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, 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

June 1, 2023

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