Officer Justin R. Winebrenner

EOW: November 16, 2016

Police Officer Justin Winebrenner was shot and killed while confronting an armed subject while off duty at approximately 2:00 am.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

 Officer Jonathan R. Long

EOW: August 15, 2013

Police Officer Jonathan Long succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle pursuit on July 31st, 1991.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Frank. D Mancini

EOW: January 23, 2012

Officer Frank Mancini succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 46 years earlier as he and two other officers attempted to arrest robbery suspects.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer George R. Knaff

EOW: November 5, 1994

Officer Knaff was killed when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and struck the patrol car he was a passenger in. The suspect was arrested at the scene

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Res. Officer Harold L. Wintrow

EOW: August 27, 1993

Reserve Officer Harold Wintrow succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 28 years earlier while investigating a robbery.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Ben J. Franklin

EOW: January 10, 1992

Officer Franklin died after suffering a heart attack while breaking up a fight at a high school basketball game

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Gary A. Yost

EOW: August 23, 1975

Officer Gary Yost was shot and killed  when he interrupted thieves. The suspect gained control of his service weapon and shot him in the back.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Stephen J. Ondas

EOW: October 21, 1972

Officer Stephen Ondas was shot and killed by the 19 year-old driver of a car he and his partner, Officer Phil Brady, stopped for not having any headlights.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Glenn K. Stewart

EOW: September 5, 1970

Officer Stewart and another officer were pursuing a reckless driver when an accident occurred. The driver of the vehicle they were pursuing was never apprehended

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Robert E. Donahue

EOW: July 31, 1968

Officer Donahue died after experiencing a blood clot while subduing a rioter who was resisting arrest. 

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Eugene Hooper

EOW: April 10, 1965

Officer Eugene Hooper was shot and killed while searching a vehicle on the Akron Expressway in connection with the armed robbery of a service station.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Ronald D. Rotruck

EOW: July 21, 1964

Officer Ronald Rotruck was killed in a cave-in of the West Tallmadge Parkway while attempting a rescue.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Floyd A. Weatherholt

EOW: March 25, 1960

Officer Weatherholt was shot and killed as he chased a burglary suspect through the backyard of a home on East Exchange Street.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Arden D. Weese

EOW: March 22, 1946

Officer Weese was killed in an automobile accident while on duty at West Exchange and Burton Avenue at 9:57 AM.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer William S. Peterson

EOW: October 31, 1933

Officer Peterson succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier while he and his partner pursued a suspected drunk driver on Clearview Avenue. 

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Kenneth Knepp

EOW: October 3, 1933

Officer Kenneth Knepp was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty. He was on a detail to the highway patrol when he was killed.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Forrest L. Good

EOW: June 22, 1931

Officer Forrest Good was shot and killed by two suspects who had possession of a stolen automobile at the intersection of North Prospect Street and Bluff Street

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Harland F. Manes

EOW: March 9, 1930

Officer Harland Manes was shot and killed when he arrived to investigate an accident at 1:15 AM.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer William H. Grubbs

EOW: May 10, 1929

Officer Grubbs was shot and mortally wounded while searching two robbery suspects for concealed weapons at the corner of East Market Street and Johns Avenue at 7:10 PM. Officer Grubbs died in the hospital four days later.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer George Werne

EOW: March 9, 1919

Officer Werne was shot and killed at 0910 hours while searching three suspects for concealed weapons at the Hickory Street Railroad Crossing

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Gethin H. Richards

EOW: March 12, 1918

Officer Gethin Richards was the fourth of four Akron Policemen to be shot and killed by members of an Italian gang in retaliation for the Akron Police Department's crackdown on their gambling dens and brothels

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Joseph L. Hunt

EOW: January 12, 1918

Officer Hunt and Officer Edward Costigan were the second and third of four Akron Policemen to be shot and killed by members of an Italian gang in retaliation for the Akron Police Department's crackdown on their gambling dens and brothels.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Edward J. Costigan

EOW: January 10, 1918

Officer Edward Costigan and Officer Joseph Hunt were the second and third of four Akron Policemen to be shot and killed by members of an Italian gang in retaliation for the Akron Police Department's crackdown on their gambling dens and brothels

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Officer Guy Norris

EOW: December 24, 1917

Officer Guy Norris was the first of four Akron Policemen to be shot and killed by members of an Italian gang in retaliation for the Akron Police Department's crackdown on their gambling dens and brothels

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Dep. Marshall Arthur A Doubledee

EOW: October 12, 1916

Deputy Marshal Doubledee was stabbed to death after he and another deputy marshal arrested two escapees from the Kenmore Jail at the intersection of Steiner Street and Sweitzer Street in Akron.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

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