Laid to Rest – 2017



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



Greater Cincinnati Law Enforcement Personnel Obituaries- 2017


Date of DeathNameAgency Served
Died Friday, December 29, 2017Dispatcher Mary Ethel (Kunkel) CrumrineCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
 Died Wednesday, December 27, 2017Police Officer Chester L. TeetorCincinnati State Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, December 27, 2017Clerk Typist III Delores N. ThomasCincinnati Police DepartmentObituary
Died Tuesday,  December 19, 2017Lieutenant Michael Wayne DinserGreater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police Department.Obituary
Died Sunday,  December 17, 2017Deputy Mitchell V. “Mitch” MarksberryCampbell County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Sunday,  December 17, 2017Detective Robert “Mac” McLaren, Jr.Hamilton County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Wednesday, December 13, 2017Sergeant Norman J. “Jerry” ZwickCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Friday, December 8, 2017Patrolman James Edward HoekstraCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Friday, December 8, 2017Lieutenant Robert L. PopeCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Tuesday, December 5, 2017Police Officer Ronald Joseph McConnCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Saturday, December 2, 2017Police Officer Harry E. Fry, Jr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Tuesday, November 28, 2017Administrative Assistant Julianne S. "Julie" HarrisErlanger Police DepartmentObituary
Died Thursday, November 16, 2017Patrolman Thomas Eugene “Gene” BrittonOhio State Patrol/Mason Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, November 8, 2017Police Officer Charles Edward GibsonHamilton Police DepartmentObituary
Died Friday, November 3, 2017Brother Thomas Arthur Payne Police Clergy Crisis TeamObituary
Died Thursday, November 2, 2017Sergeant Douglas Eugene MillerButler County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
Died Saturday, October 28, 2017Private Police Officer Lawrence CarrollCincinnati Private Police AssociationObituary
Died Saturday, October 28, 2017Deputy David Lynn BoomershineButler County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
Died Thursday, October 26, 2017Police Officer Stephen E. MartinCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Wednesday, October 25, 2017Deputy Eugene Joseph MeisterHamilton County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Tuesday, October 24, 2017Police Officer Craig HonHamilton Police Department tObituary
Died Sunday, October 22, 2017Deputy John W. Finn, Jr.Kenton County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Thursday, October 19, 2017Specialist Raymond “Slim” EasterlingCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Tuesday, October 17, 2017Police Chief Michael W. BischoffFort Thomas Police DepartmentObituary
Died Thursday, October 12, 2017Dispatcher Charles G. "Chuck" DemostenesMiddletown Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, October 11, 2017University Law Enforcement Officer James A. DowningUniversity of Cincinnati Police DepartmentObituary
Died Sunday, October 8, 2017Sergeant George Richard “Rich” Fenster, Jr.Cheviot Police DepartmentObituary
Died Tuesday, October 3, 2017Chief Dan Gilbert Village of New Miami Police DepartmentObituary
Died Monday, October 2, 2017 ,Police Officer John Robert “JB” BatchlerHamilton County Park RangersObituary
Died Monday, October 2, 2017Colonel James B. NiemanForest Park Police DepartmentObituary
Killed in the Line of Duty on Tuesday, September 26,  2017DinoGreen Township’s Police DepartmentObituary
Died Tuesday, September 26,  2017Chief D. Michael MurphyVarious (See Obit)Obituary
Died Sunday,  September 24, 2017Lieutenant William T. “Bill” TempelSt. Bernard Police DepartmentObituary
Died Saturday, September 23, 2017Deputy Henry “Hank” ArnettWarren County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died  Wednesday September 20, 201 Sergeant Roy W. TissotVarious (See Obit)Obituary
 Died Friday, September 15, 2017 Sergeant Harlan West Elsmere Police Department Obituary
Died  Tuesday, September 12, 2017Detective Jerry Franklin KeithKentucky State PoliceObituary
Died Tuesday, September 5, 2017Specialist John H. TobertgeCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died in August, 2017Patrolman Paul Gregory BohmanVarious (see obit)Obituary
Died Monday, August 21, 2017Captain Carl B. MillsHamilton Police Department/Butler County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
Died Monday, August 21, 2017Chief James L. BedinghausVarious (see obit)Obituary
Died Thursday, August 17, 2017Lieutenant Daniel C. LangHamilton Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, August 16, 2017Corrections Officer Charles Edward Burger, Sr.Hamilton County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Friday, August 11, 2017Warrants Clerk Rose D. (Moore) SmithBoone County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Friday, August 11, 2017Sergeant Jerome Michael GraysonColerain Township Police DepartmentObituary
Died Saturday, August 5, 2017Specialist G. Norman FaulconerCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Friday, August 4, 2017Sergeant Paul H. Vogelpohl S-43Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Thursday, August 3, 2017Game Protection Officer Michael Clifton CusterButler County Ohio Division of WildlifeObituary
Died Thursday, August 3, 2017Lieutenant Rob ert S. KunkelReading Police DepartmentObituary
Died Sunday, July 30, 2017Police Officer Dale R. Derbyshire P-453Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Saturday, July 29, 2017Clerk Typist 2 Antonetta (Cipollone) RichardsonCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Saturday, July 22, 2017Sergeant Richard N. HostiuckWyoming Police DepartmentObituary
Died Saturday, July 22, 2017Sergeant Joseph F. HazlettHamilton Police DepartmentObituary
Died Tuesday July 18, 2017Chief Robert Dale Stewart Jr.VariousObituary
Died Friday,  July 14, 2017Patrolman Edwin Adams, Jr. P-101Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Tuesday, July 11, 2017Lieutenant John B. EdwardsCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Saturday,  July 8, 2017Patrolman Kenneth Leonard CraigMiddletown Police DepartmentObituary
Died Monday, June 19, 2017Police Officer Francis E. Parrish, Jr.Hamilton Police DepartmentObituary
Died Saturday, June 17, 2017Specialist Walter P. DewaldCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Sunday, May 28, 2017Sergeant Merle E. StethemMiddletown Police DepartmentObituary
Died Friday, May 19, 2017Safety Director John "Jack" K. WatkinsGreenhills Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, May 17, 2017Police Officer Edwin Tad LainhartErlanger Police DepartmentObituary
Died Monday, May 15, 2017Assistant Chief Rank James Leroy SteffenWilder Police DepartmentObituary
Died Thursday May 11, 2017Police Chief Roger Lee DoddsHarveysburg Police DepartmentObituary
Died Friday May 5, 2017Lieutenant Carl Robert WertzCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Thursday May 4, 2017Lieutenant Daniel Anthony Cash, Sr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Monday, May 1st, 2017Police Officer William Leslie “Bill” SpegalMultiple Agencies (See obituary)Obituary
Died Friday, April 21, 2017Chief Robert L. JordanLoveland Police DepartmentObituary
Died April 10, 2017Specialist Charles Owen AsimusCincinnati Police DepartmentObituary
Died April 10, 2017Dispatcher Robert J. GeorgeSilverton Police DepartmentObituary
Died March 31, 2017lice Officer Donald J. BoegemanCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died March 31, 2017Deputy Paul B. ReisCampbell County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died March 24, 2017Deputy Kenneth K. ThomasHamilton County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
Died Friday, March 24, 2017Police Officer Larry L. WhittCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Friday, March 17, 2017Officer Raymond A. HoltGlendale Police DepartmentObituary
Died Friday, March 17, 2017Sergeant John R. "Jack" OaksMiddletown Police DepartmentObituary
Died Thursday, March 9, 2017Sergeant Douglas R. NicholsMiddletown Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, March 1, 2017Sergeant Homer E. GemmerHighland Heights Police DepartmentObituary
Died Sunday, February 19, 2017Sergeant Carroll Patrick “Bob” DwyerOhio State PatrolObituary
Died Friday, February 17, 2017Patrolman Jerry L. Daily, P-90Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Sunday, Fegruary 12, 2017Police Chief Aldin E. "Butch" CassonCovington Police DepartmentObituary
Died Wednesday, February 8, 2017Lieutenant William I. “Bill” JohnsonGoshen Township Police DepartmentObituary
Died Saturday, February 4, 2017Police Chief Charles “Chuck” J. MelvilleSouthgate Police DepartmentObituary
Died Friday, February 3, 2017Police Officer Harry Clifford Fowler Jr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died  Wednesdays, February 1, 2017Police Officer Larry K. RogersCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Tuesday, January 31, 2017Deputy Glenn C. HornHamilton County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Tuesday, January 31, 2017Special Deputy James E. “Cotton” CottongimButler County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary
Died Sunday, January 22, 2017Major Robert Dean Huffman (1930-2017)Ohio State PatrolObituary
Died Friday, January 6, 2017Police Specialist Michael Timothy MooreCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Died Thursday, January 5, 2017 Corrections Officer Kenneth Wells Thomas Jr Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Obituary