Patrolman Jerry R. Neff

Patrolman Jerry R. Neff

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, January 30, 1974

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Jerry R. Neff

Patrolman Jerry Neff was killed when a suspect driving a stolen vehicle recklessly, drove off of a highway overpass and crashed into Patrolman Neff's patrol car below. The suspect car landed on top of the patroll car. The incident occurred at the I-71 / US Route 62 junction.

The 19-year-old driver was charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving. His 20-year-old passenger was charged with vehicular homicide and motor vehicle theft.

Patrolman Neff was assigned to the Circleville Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife, three children, and father.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 932/1151

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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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 Jerry R. Neff of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 30, 2022

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