Patrolman Jack Lemuel Dean
Jack was born February 17, 1923, one of seven children born to Howard William and Rose Dean. He attended Woodward High School and graduated in 1941. After high school, Jack worked at the Linzer Meat Market.
Jack enlisted in the United States Army on March 15, 1943. He completed Regimental Combat Team infantry training at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. During World War II, he spent fourteen months in Italy. Sergeant Dean was honorably discharged January 28, 1946 as an infantry training instructor with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middel Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze stars (three major campaigns), and a Combat Infantry Badge.
Jack joined the Cincinnati Police Division on June 18, 1951 as a Police Recruit. He was promoted to Patrolman on September 18, 1951, issued Badge 265, and assigned to District 5 (3478 Colerain Avenue). Patrolman Dean transferred to the Highway Safety Bureau (City Hall) on March 1, 1953. On August 16, 1953 he was assigned as a Motorcycle Patrolman. On September 8, 1957, Patrolman Dean transferred to District 2 (314 Broadway). His district commander, Captain Dana Mills, described him as one of the most competent men on the relief. He resigned to on March 30, 1962 with fourteen years of service to his country and community and four letters of appreciation and/or commendation and accepted a position with the Omaha Insurance Company.
Patrolman Dean also drove school busses for Forest Hills School District and volunteered many years at Mercy Anderson Hospital.
Patrolman Dean died on December 16, 2020 at the age of 97. We believe he was the oldest living former Cincinnati Police Division employee.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elnora (Geraci) Dean, and his six siblings. Patrolman Dean is survived by his son, Gregory (Deborah) Dean; grandchildren, Branden Dean, Adam Dean, and Stashia Olden; and great-grandchildren, Aliya, Anthony, and Celina Marie.
There will be no services.
Memorials can be made at the Disabled American Veterans.
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