Served: 13 years
1996 to January 26, 2010
On January 26, 2010, about 1:00 p.m., Chief Worley and other Ross Township and area officers responded to the 1400 block of New London Road for a report of a burglary. One officer found footprints and began to follow them. Then Chief Worley found another set and advised that he was tracking them.
Later, when officers tried to contact Chief Worley, he did not respond. About 2:00 p.m., a Hamilton City Police lieutenant found Chief Worley slumped over in his vehicle in the Forest Run Nature Preserve off New London Road. The lieutenant applied CPR until the ambulance arrived and then he was taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy revealed that he had suffered a heart attack caused by three-vessel coronary artery disease.
Chief Worley was survived by his wife, Kathy Worley, and siblings, Jack Worley and Janice Baird.
The visitation and funeral service for Chief Worley were held at Ross High School, 3601 Hamilton-Cleves Road on Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, 2010. A police procession of more than seventy-five vehicles left the Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton-Cleves Road, on Saturday morning and escorted Chief Worley to the school for the funeral services, then onto the cemetery.
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This narrative was revised on January 23, 2011 by Cincinnati Lieutenant Stephen R. Kramer (Retired), Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society President. All rights are reserved to him and the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society.