Laid to Rest – 2020



The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

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



Greater Cincinnati Law Enforcement Personnel Obituaries- 2020​​​​​​​

Date of DeathAgeNameAgency Served
December 31, 202082Specialist William C. Lewis Jr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
December 25, 202080 Sergeant George William BredestegeCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
December 22, 202082Private Police Captain Giles Clifford Galbraith Sr.Cincinnati Private Police AssociationObituary
December 17, 202076Sergeant Edward S. “Pete” HarrisCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
December 16, 202097Patrolman Jack Lemuel DeCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
December 13, 202070Police Officer Morris JohnsBellevue & Newport Police DepartmentsObituary 
December 6, 202071Police Chief Dennis Wayne HardenMultiple - See ObituaryObituary 
December 3, 202073Police Chief Walter Frederick “Butch” ObermeyerWoodlawn Police DepartmentObituary 
December 2, 202072Police Officer William Edward “Bill” BridgefordWyoming Police DepartmentObituary 
December 1, 202071Chief Deputy Dennis E. MillsMultiple - See ObituaryObituary 
November 27, 202087Lieutenant James Edmond WalshFairfield City Police DepartmentObituary 
November 23, 202085Police Officer Timothy V. DinkelackerCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
November 22, 202099Major Shirley Edward WithrowMiddletown Police DepartmentObituary 
November 19, 20207878Specialist Ronald Joseph OttlingerCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
November 18, 202086Roger Richard HartingerCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
November 16, 202085Richard J. “Smokey” BurgessCincinnati Police DivisionObituary 
November 10, 202085Sergeant George William Piper Sr.Hamilton County Sheriff’s OfficeObituary 
November 7, 202082Police Chief Roger Ulrich JohannesSeveral - See obituaryObituary 
November 4, 202092Specialist Daniel CellaCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
November 4, 202083Sergeant Leo Carroll O’NeillCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
Approximate Date: November 1, 202076Police Officer Charles Terry “Chuck” ConnettCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
October 29, 202088Louis P. MetcalfeHamilton Police DepartmentObituary
October 29, 202084Lieutenant Richard John  DwyerColerain Township Police DepartmentObituary 
October 24, 202096Patrolman Kellie AngusCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
October 10, 202079Specialist Charles E. “Ed” RuehlmanCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
October 2, 202069Corrections Officer Glenn Stewart BystrHamilton County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
October 8, 2020.85Policewoman Specialist Patricia Ellen (Whalen) HerronCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
October 1, 202080Police Chief George Patrick “Pat” OlveySeveral - See ObituaryObituary
September 27, 202071Trooper James Lee RosserOhio State Highway PatrolObituary
 September 19, 202092Specialist James Thomas MilesCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
September 16, 202090Special Deputy Clyde Hensley PayneSeveral (see obituary)Obituary
September 2, 202080Special Agent in Charge Richard F. “Bubba” McCoyUnited States Department of JusticeObituary
August 23, 202087Police Chief Thomas Jan Schwartz Jr.Boone County Police DepartmentObituary
August 16, 202068Police Officer John HenryMt. Healthy Police DepartmentObituary
August 14, 202078Specialist David W. DelaneyCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
August 12, 202077Police Officer Howard A. AckermanCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
August 8, 202058Police Officer Eric Paul SimonSeveral (see obituary)Obituary
August 2, 202049Deputy Kevin E. CarneyHamilton County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
July 12, 202083Captain Robert Donald  BellemanNorwood Police DepartmentObituary
July 11, 202097Sergeant James Edward WhiteWyoming Police DepartmentObituary
July 7, 202083Lieutenant Thomas E. Fox, Sr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
July 1, 202083Sergeant Wesley Clayton “Wes” LoydCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
June 24, 202090Patrolman Ralph Milton “Ike” AdamsCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
June 20, 202072Court Constable Gary George ThomHamilton County Court of Common PleasObituary
June 13, 202090Specialist William Russell HawthorneCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
June 3, 202075Patrolman Jack A. GatesCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
June 3, 202084Lieutenant Al J. StottsCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
June 2, 202070Sergeant Sam W. HopkinsHamilton Police DepartmentObituary
May 27, 202084Police Officer Wiley Harrison LykinsLawrenceburg Police DepartmentObituary
May 24, 202051Police Officer Christopher Patrick MurphyCity of Fairfield Police DepartmentObituary
May 16, 202065Clerk Typist Pauline YoungCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
May 14, 202077Police Officer Robert J. SteinherCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
May5, 202075Police Officer Thomas George MehasCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
May5, 202085Sergeant Earle Alton Pomeroy, Jr. Batavia Police DepartmentObituary
May 4, 202079Police Chief Charles Dennis AlexanderDry Ridge Police DepartmentObituary
April 23, 202068Lieutenant David Eugene HazelwoodWoodlawn Police DepartmentObituary
April 9, 202081Police Chief Orval James JohnsonErlanger Police DepartmentObituary
April 8, 202077Police Officer Garry Edward FritschCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
April 7, 202068Sergeant Timothy R. WeberCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
April 4, 202088Captain Glenn Louis Fred Kestler, Sr.Cincinnati Private PoliceObituary
April 1, 202092Sergeant Robert Joseph FinnCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
March 22, 202033Police Office Kaia GrantSpringdale Police DepartmentObituary
March 16, 202049Police Officer Richard Carl Vande RytGreen Township Police DepartmentObituary
March 15, 202077Sergeant John W. McNally, Jr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
March 11, 202067Clerk Typist III Joann A. AlexanderCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
March 11, 202072Records Clerk Linda Louise (Stuttler) RoeselNewport Police DepartmentObituary
March 11, 202070Police Clerk/Dispatcher Sandra Marie (Mayborg) RapienSt. Bernard Police DepartmentObituary
March 1, 202077Assistant Chief Daniel Joseph Plavsic, Jr.Alexandria Police DepartmentObituary
February 25, 202074Police Officer Michael Peter EnzweilerAlexandria Police DepartmentObituary
February 24, 202070Police Officer Michael BlackCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
February 23, 202070Police Officer Gary Lee SingletonMilford Police DepartmentObituary
February 22, 202077Clerk Typist III Judith M. OvermanCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
February 22, 202079Sergeant Lucian L. “Butch” Guy)Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
February 20, 202061Sergeant Donna NicholsOxford Township Police DepartmentObituary
February 18, 202091Police Officer Harold R. HippleCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
February 15, 202072Patrolman Daniel C. Jackson Sr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
February 13, 202067Sergeant Robert P. SaccoHamilton County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
February 6, 202060Lieutenant Clayton SmithMultiple (See obituary)Obituary
February 5, 202061Police Officer Cary A. ColemanMultiple (See obituary)Obituary
February 4, 202070Police Officer James E. Condo Jr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
February 1, 2020/2Parole Officer Joseph Neal PoOhio Department of Rehabilitation and CorrectionsObituary
February 1, 202075Police Chief David Herman SandfossCampbell County Police DepartmentObituary
January 31, 202072Police Officer Joyce C. BjersCincinnati Police DivisionObituary
January 25, 202082Father Bruno M. Kremp O.F.M.Cincinnati/Hamilton County Police ClergyObituary
January 15, 202076Major James R. DattiloHamilton County Sheriff's OfficeObituary
January 14, 202084Police Officer James A. HarrisonNorwood Police DepartmentObituary
January 14, 202082Sergeant James Clarence Van Pelt Jr.Cincinnati Police DivisionObituary
January 8, 202073Sergeant Edward R. KornmannCheviot Police Department / Green Township Police DepartmentObituary