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1922-11-28 Koehler Granston P
Patrolman Granston P. Koehler

Entered Division of Police
July 1, 1913
Died In the Line of Duty
November 28, 1922

Patrolman Granston P. Koehler, the 15th officer killed in the line of duty, came into the department July 1, 1913.  On November 28, 1922, he was working on the north side with Patrolman Roscoe Friddle.  At Goodale and High Streets, the officers spotted a parked auto and decided to investigate after they had received word that a band of Cleveland bank robbers were believed to be headed for Columbus.  As Koehler placed his foot on the running board of the car, he was shot to death by the occupants, and Officer Friddle was wounded.  Friddle managed to empty his revolver at the fleeing car before he collapsed. The car was later abandoned on West Broad Street and one of the men, Peter Long, was found dead in the auto.  The remaining suspects were later captured in Madison County.