Laid to Rest

Investigative Sergeant Larry Bryan Cornett (1974-2018)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

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



Larry was born about December 12, 1974 to Larry M. and Theresa Cornett.  He graduated from Waynesville High School in 1993, attended Otterbein University, and played football for both.

Larry joined the Clearcreek Township Police Department as a part-time police officer during the late 1990s.  On December 24, 1999, he was hired fulltime.  By 2002, he was teaching fingerprinting at the township’s annual Citizen Police Academy.  He was promoted to Sergeant before 2006 and by 2016 assigned as an Investigative Sergeant.

By 2018 Sergeant Cornett was also serving as the union president for the sergeants under the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (OPBA) and was a member of the Warren County FOP Lodge 103.

Sergeant Cornett served the community during his off hours as well.  He was very involved with Special Olympics Ohio; one of the original organizers of the Caesar Creek Polar Plunge with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics; the co-leg leader for Southwest Ohio for the Law Enforcement Torch Run; working to raise money for Special Olympics Ohio through Tip A Cop and Cop on a Rooftop events; and a board member for the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center.

In his ‘spare’ time, Sergeant Cornett was also a Past Master of Waynesville Masonic Lodge #163, Past District Deputy Grand Master for the 2nd Masonic District, Worthy Patron of Miami Chapter #107 O.E.S, and Orator of the Dayton Chapter of Rose Croix.

Sergeant Cornett passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 2, 2018, at his residence.  He was 43.

He is survived by his parents; wife, Rachel (Howell) Cornett; sons, Bryan Christopher Cornett and Oscar Henry Cornett; and sister, Tonya Cornett.

Visitation will be held 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Crossview Christian Church at 4237 E. Social Row Road in Waynesville.  Masonic and Scottish Rite Ring services will be held immediately following the visitation.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 with Harless Maynard officiating.  Burial will be in Miami Cemetery at 6379 Corwin Ave, Waynesville, OH 45068.

Contributions may be made to the Larry B. Cornett Charitable Fund at any Wright-Patt Credit Union branch.

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One thought on “Investigative Sergeant Larry Bryan Cornett (1974-2018)

  1. Great human being and cop. I worked with Larry during my 16 years in Warren County. Always a gentleman who’s two kids and wife will sorely miss him.

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