Steve Watt Fund

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The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”



Steve Watt , bagpiper, officer, and friend, was recently the victim of a senseless crime wherein his pride and joy, his bagpipes, were stolen. During an all out investigative effort they were subsequently recovered with some slight damage. While Steve’s pipes could be replaced, the memories they shared could not be. Unfortunately his many pins, notes, and other items of significance were lost.

Steve has been a fixture for many years at not only Law Enforcement Officer’s Funerals, but also family members , Police, Sheriff, and FOP events. When the theft described above first came to light, the first thought anyone had was that  Steve never says no when asked to perform in a ceremonial role.  He incurs various expenses for each appearance including gas, food, uniform maintenance, and more. He refuses any compensation to help defray these costs.

Dan Hils – FOP #69 President, met with Steve after the recovery and  ask what could be done  to say thank you and show appreciation for his volunteer service. He was also asked  if  he would  like a get-away vacation for himself and his family.   As word of this idea spread it was thought a little R&R for this Warrior was in order so that he could  kick back, ease the spirit, and decompress.  A fund (Steve the Saint Account) was established at the Cincinnati Police Credit Union.  If you would like to donate, you may do so at:

  • Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union — 800-819-0221
  • MAIN:  Queensgate, 959 W 8th St., 45203 — 513 381 2677
  • COLERAIN:  3550 Springdale Rd., 45251 — 513 385 4808
  • READING: 9231 ReadingRd.,  — 45215 513 948 1234
  • Transfer from your account can be done over the phon