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Matron Rose A. Regan

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 9, 1908

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Reflections for Matron Rose A. Regan

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 5, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Matron Rose A. Regan of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 9, 2019

Posted on May 18th, 2018
on WLWT 5

Cincinnati police officer killed in line of duty honored 110 years later
Matron Rosa Regan is believed to be the second female officer killed in the line of duty in the U.S.

CINCINNATI —
The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum honored Matron Rosa Regan in a grave rededication ceremony Friday.

Regan is believed to be the second female law enforcement officer in the U.S. killed in the line of duty and the first in Ohio.

Regan was born in 1867 and began work as a janitress at the Cincinnati Police House of Detention in 1883. In 1894, she was promoted to the position of matron, making her responsible for the monitoring and general care of female inmates. Regan was killed from injuries sustained in an elevator accident at City Hall in 1908.

Regan had been buried without a formal police ceremony and had no headstone honoring her service to the city of Cincinnati. That changed when Joyce Meyer, of the Price Hill Historical Society, notified the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum about Regan.

On Friday Regan was given a full military service, including taps, honor guard, a 21-gun salute and bag pipes.

As many as 25 descendants were on hand for the ceremony. "We have almost all our relatives here for this," Joan Dyer Blaes, Regan's great-great-grandaughter, said. "We are very honored that they are going to do this for her."

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil attended the ceremony and the Hamilton County Police Association's chaplain led the service.

Police Officer-retired
NYPD

May 18, 2018

Ms. Regan,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cincinnati.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 9, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Matron Rose A. Regan of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 9, 2018

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