The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Patrolman Andrew Nicholas Comose
Andy was born December 2, 1947 in Cincinnati, the third of four children born to U.S. Postal Worker Frank Nicholas and Mary Louise Comose. He attended Elder High School, was a star athlete in football and baseball, and graduated in 1966.
Though invited to try out for the Cincinnati Reds, he chose instead to attend the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Police Science, and joined the Cincinnati Police Department on June 19, 1966 as a Police Cadet. He was assigned to Central Station (City Jail at City Hall). On September 24, 1967 he transferred to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). Two months later, he transferred to Crime Bureau (City Hall). After only two months, he impressed the Crime Bureau Commander with his “enthusiasm, attention to detail, and maturity of judgement.” Cadet Comose transferred to the Police Academy for Recruit Training at 314 Broadway on September 15, 1968 and was appointed as a Police Recruit on December 8, 1968. He was promoted to Patrolman on December 22, 1968, issued Badge 266, and assigned to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive). With almost four years’ service to the community, Patrolman Comose resigned on June 8, 1970.
He had married Patricia Ann Clark on May 30, 1969. Together, in Delray Beach, they went into business together. Andy continued to work for himself his entire life through many different, successful business ventures that took him from Florida to Atlanta in 1981 and to Chapin, South Carolina in 1989.
Patrolman Comose died unexpectedly on May 13, 2019.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Jimmy Comose; in-laws, Joe and Charlotte Clark; and sister-in-law, Peggy Comose. Patrolman Comose is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Patricia Ann “Trish” (Clark) Comose; children, Timothy (Cindy) Comose and Jennifer (Pete) von Ahn; grandchildren: Andrew Comose, Alexis Comose, Zachary Comose, Sophia Comose, PJ Comose, Petey von Ahn, Ethan von Ahn, Lucas von Ahn and Quinn von Ahn; siblings, Tommy Comose and Carol Smith; and sister-in-law, Eileen Comose;
A celebration of his life began with praying a rosary at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin. Visitation was held 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (yesterday), followed by a graveside service and luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
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