Fallen Officers

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Patrolman Clifton T. Miller     Rossford Police Department, Ohio     End of Watch: Saturday, May 14, 1966

Incident Details

Age: 30

Badge # PATROLMAN

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 5/14/1966

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Acquitted

Patrolman Miller died from injuries received in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit. The suspect was acquitted of charges in connection with Patrolman Miller’s death in two separate trials.

Patrolman Miller was survived by his expectant wife and five children.

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Badge: Patrolman

Cause: Shooting

Incident date: October 10, 1977

Suspect: Committed suicide

Patrolman Richard Almester died years after he was shot while making a traffic stop. His father, Martin Almester was Rossford’s first Chief of Police. Patrolman Almester’s assailant was pursued by police and Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers southbound on Interstate 75 in Wood County where the suspect was found dead from a single, self-inflicted, gunshot wound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: May 2016 Chief Glenn Goss, Sr. (R-Center) and Mayor Neil A. MacKinnon III (L-Center) stand with officers of the Rossford Police Department during a Wood County Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service held in Rossford. On this date RPD unveiled their new memorial in honor of the service of both Patrolman Clifton Miller (LODD: 1966) and Patrolman Richard Almester (Wounded: 1977).

Speakers at the event included: Mayor MacKinnon, Chief Goss, Judge Mary “Molly” Mack of Perrysburg Municipal Court and Wood County Commissioners Doris Herringshaw, Joel Kuhlman and Craig Lahote.

Special guest and keynote speaker was Brenda Donner, daughter of Patrolman Clifton Miller, who was honored at the event.