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Deputy Killed Laying Stop Sticks During High-Speed Chase

Deputy Killed Laying Stop Sticks During High-Speed Chase

Dayton Daily News via YellowBrix

May 10, 2011

TURTLECREEK TWP., OHIO — A Warren County sheriff’s deputy deploying stop sticks to halt a fleeing driver was hit and killed early Tuesday morning.

A massive manhunt for the driver involved in the deputy’s death included police dogs and helicopters. Law enforcement officials at the scene this morning said that police scanner traffic suggested that the driver had been captured.

A joint press conference with Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims and Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Mike Sanders is scheduled for 9 a.m. We will have reporters and photographers there and will update the story immediately after the press conference.

The chase started in Franklin and ended on U.S. 42 at Utica Road north of Lebanon around 2 a.m.

“The suspect vehicle was heading south on 42. The suspect vehicle was actually driving in the northbound lanes on the wrong side of the road,” Sims said. “He did strike a sheriff’s cruiser almost head-on. Another cruiser had to avoid being struck. Shortly after that another deputy from our agency was deploying stop sticks and was struck and ultimately killed by the suspect vehicle.”

This is the first death of a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy in the line of duty, according to former Sheriff Tom Ariss, who is now a county commissioner. Ariss said he received a call at 3 a.m about the deputy’s death, but would not release any other information.

The name of the deputy had not been released as of 8:15 a.m.

“We’ll release information as it becomes available,” Sims said.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which has blocked the roadway in the area.

There was no information immediately available about how and where the pursuit began, the type of vehicle in the pursuit, and whether the occupant or occupants of the fleeing vehicle were injured.

Sheriff deputies, Lebanon police and Ohio State Highway patrol and fire departments were blocking many intersections around the area, including Drake Road from Miller Road to OH-122.

Lebanon Schools are on a two-hour delay due to U.S. 42 being shut down.


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    revCCBeasley

    about 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP Officer. We Pray for your family amist the loss. The Community will miss you and your service

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    kclark1206

    over 3 years ago

    80 Comments

    Rest in Peace brother!!!!

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    MP247

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sgt Dulle

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    Adrianazee

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    May you Rest In Peace Sgt. Dulle... Prayers go out to your family, friends, and your department.

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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    rafaelmorales

    over 3 years ago

    2994 Comments

    RIP BROTHER!!!!!!!

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    danchey05

    over 3 years ago

    700 Comments

    RIP thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

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    bmosley136

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    RIP Brother....

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    copper380

    over 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother, Lord Bless and comfort his family, friends and department.

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    rvmilton

    over 3 years ago

    680 Comments

    RIP Sgt, prayers to your family and friends left.

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    hbg522

    over 3 years ago

    7006 Comments

    RIP Sgt Dulle

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    over 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    RIP Sgt.Dulle

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    magordon

    over 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    REST IN PEACE DEPUTY

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    MelanieATurner

    over 3 years ago

    396 Comments

    Rest In Peace

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

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    Rest in peace, Sgt. Dulle.

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