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Officer Roger L. Brown 1976 8 11 Brown Roger L and Smith Michael J Officer Roger L. Brown Entered Division of Police April 1, 1967 Died In the Line of Duty August 11, 1976 false Append false Append - learn more

Officer Michael J. Smith Officer Michael J. Smith Entered Division of Police August 13, 1972 Died In the Line of Duty August 11, 1976 Officer Roger L. Brown, 35, entered the department on April 1, 1967. His partner, Officer Michael J. Smith, 32, entered the department on August 13, 1972.  On the morning of August 11, 1976, whi - learn more

Officer Martin W. Yawarsky 1980 9 6 Yawarsky Martin W Officer Martin W. Yawarsky Entered Division of Police August 10, 1978 Died In the Line of Duty September 6, 1980 Officer Martin W. Yawarsky, 25, entered the department on August 10, 1978.  On September 6, 1980, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Cleveland and - learn more

Officer Gordon J. Rich 1986 4 5 Rich Gordon J Officer Gordon J. Rich Entered Division of Police August 26, 1963 Died In the Line of Duty April 5, 1986 In the early morning hours of April 5, 1986 Officer Gordon Joe Rich, 45, died in the line of duty. Officer Rich was working a federal traffic enforcement program when he stopped a - learn more

Officer Richard Fickeisen 1987 6 1 Fickeisen Richard Patrolman Richard Fickeisen Entered Division of Police February 15, 1955 Died In the Line of Duty June 1, 1987 Patrolman Richard Fickeisen was a nineteen-year Division veteran when he was shot in the back on the morning of July 11, 1974. At approximately 7:00 a.m. that morning, O - learn more

Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman 1989 3 9 Thompson Bowman Jane E Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman Entered Division of Police April 2, 1978 Died In the Line of Duty March 9, 1989 On January 31, 1981, Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman was working as an undercover narcotics officer when she and other officers served a search warrant on an East - learn more

Officer Robin Nye 1991 1 4 Nye Robin Officer Robin Nye Entered Division of Police March 7, 1965 Died In the Line of Duty January 4, 1991 On January 4, 1991 at 11:28 a.m., Officer Robin Nye, a father of five and twenty-five year Division veteran, responded with his partner to a call for back-up from another officer. When Offi - learn more

Officer Raymond E. Radel 1991 4 25 Radel Raymond E Officer Raymond E. Radel Entered Division of Police October 31, 1966 Died In the Line of Duty April 25, 1991 Officer Raymond E. Radel had served 24 years with the Division when he was involved in a tragic automobile accident on April 20, 1991. On that day at 11:37 p.m., Officer R - learn more

Officer Chris E. Clites 1993 12 10 Clites Chris E Officer Chris E. Clites Entered Division of Police May 27, 1990 Died In the Line of Duty December 10, 1993 On December 10, 1993, Officer Chris Clites, 26 died in the line of duty.  In the early morning hours of that day, he responded to a call for assistance from another officer wh - learn more

Sergeant Marc Muncy 1995 4 5 Muncy Marc Sergeant Marc Muncy Entered Division of Police October 16, 1988 Died In the Line of Duty April 5, 1995 On April 5, 1995 at approximately 7:40 p.m., Officer Marc Muncy, badge #965, died in the line of duty.  Officer Muncy, age 31, was responding to a call for back-up of a fellow officer w - learn more

Officer Keith L. Evans 1995 7 9 Evans Keith L Officer Keith L. Evans Entered Division of Police March 16, 1970 Died In the Line of Duty July 9, 1995 In the late evening hours of July 3, 1995, Officer Keith L. Evans, 47, was directing traffic on West Broad Street west of I-70 following Columbus’ Fourth of July “Red, White and Boom - learn more

Lieutenant Christopher Neal Claypool 2001 4 29 Claypool Christopher Neal Lieutenant Christopher Neal Claypool Entered Division of Police June 14, 1987 Died In the Line of Duty April 29, 2001 It was the early morning hours of April 29th, 2001 when Lieutenant Christopher N. Claypool responded to the report of a property damage auto accident on R - learn more

Officer Melissa M. Foster 2004 12 4 Foster Melissa M.       Officer  Melissa M. Foster    Entered Division of Police November 19, 1997 Died In the Line of Duty December 4, 2004 On December 4, 2004 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Officer Melissa M. Foster was southbound on Gender Rd. responding with another unit on a report of a prowler - learn more

Officer Bryan S. Hurst 2005 1 6 Hurst Bryan S.       Officer Bryan S. Hurst Entered Division of Police January 6, 2005   Died In the Line of Duty November 3, 1996 On January 6, 2005 at approximately 10:35 a.m., Officer Bryan Hurst was working special duty at the 5/3rd Bank on East Broad Street when an armed robbery suspect enter - learn more

Officer Thomas R. Hayes Officer Thomas R. Hayes Entered Division of Police December 3, 1972 Died In the Line of Duty January 20, 2011   Officer Tom Hayes succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained 31 years earlier while attempting to arrest two teens on a curfew violation. He had responded to a local - learn more

Officer Steven M. Smith It is with a heavy heart that the Columbus Division of Police reports the passing of our dearly beloved brother, Officer Steven M. Smith #1386. Officer Smith passed away on April 12, 2016 at 4:56 PM surrounded by his loving family. The 27-year-veteran held positions in the Patrol Bureau, Strategic Response Bureau, Helicopter Unit, Narcotics Bureau, S.W.A.T. Unit and was a member of the Dive Team. - learn more

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