Columbus Division of Police Shield

Unsolved Murders

Current Media Releases

Victims Rights

Crime Stoppers

Counter Terrorism Unit

Public Records Requests


1911-06-09 Ward Frank P
Patrolman Frank P. Ward

Entered Division of Police
May 8, 1911

Died In the Line of Duty
June 9, 1911

Patrolman Frank P. Ward came on the Police Force May 8, 1911 and just one month later on June 9, after being made a full fledged patrolman, was shot and killed by one Charles Glass on Lehman Street. 

With another officer, Patrolman Ward had gone to the Glass home on a complaint of a fight in which Glass was threatening a relative with a shotgun. Glass shot Officer Ward in the head with a blast from the gun, and as the patrolman went down, he fired, wounding his murderer in the hip.