Sergeant Paul E. Mortimer

Sergeant Paul E. Mortimer

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, July 31, 1970

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Paul E. Mortimer

Sergeant Paul Mortimer died four years after contracting Hepatitis while removing clothing from a murder victim at a homicide scene near the intersection of Huron Avenue and North Western Avenue.

His health deteriorated as a result of the disease until his death.

Sergeant Mortimer had been with the Dayton Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Sergeant Mortimer's brother, Detective Sergeant William Mortimer, was shot and killed in the line of duty four years later while also serving with the Dayton Police Department.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 19, 1966

bloodborne pathogen

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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 Paul E. Mortimer of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 31, 2023

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