Patrolman John W. Neal, Jr.

Patrolman John W. Neal, Jr.

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, July 13, 1944

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John W. Neal, Jr.

Patrolman John Neal was killed in a motorcycle crash at Columbia Parkway and Martin Street in Cincinnati.

At 6:50 a.m., Patrolman Neal was traveling south on Columbia Parkway when a car traveling south attempted to make a left onto Martin Street. His motorcycle struck the right side of the car.

Patrolman Neal was transported to General Hospital where he died from a skull fracture and crushed chest.

He had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 6.5 years. He was survived by his wife of 12 days, son, parents, and two sisters. His son, two years old, died eight months later.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motor officer, motorcycle crash

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NEVER FORGET! Honoring the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John W. Neal, Jr. of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio, and the additional 83 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 13, 2024

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