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Lancaster Police Department
In Memoriam

 

In Memoriam

Officer Brett David Markwood
Appointed July 17, 1990
Killed In the Line of Duty, February 21, 1993

 

Officer Markwood
Officer Markwood
On February 21, 1993 at 1:23 a.m., Officer Markwood responded to a robbery in progress call at a convenience store on the west side of Lancaster. He spotted the suspect fleeing from the scene on foot and left his patrol vehicle to begin pursuing the suspect. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a .38 caliber revolver at the Officer Markwood, fatally wounding him in the face. Later that morning, Officer Markwood died in the hospital. The suspect was apprehended and is serving a life sentence.

Officer Brett D. Markwood was at the beginning of a promising career. He was an outstanding high school athlete and a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio. His wife, family, and members of the Lancaster Police Department sadly miss him.

 

In Memoriam

Officer William T. Osborne
Appointed 1903
Killed In the Line of Duty, December 27, 1909

 

Officer William T. Osborne
Officer W.T. Osborne
On December 27, 1909, Officer W.T. Osborne, Badge #4, became the first Officer of the Lancaster Police Department to be killed in the line of duty. During a burglary surveillance at 1:00 a.m., he was fatally wounded by a shotgun blast in the thigh at the Fairfield County Courthouse.

W.T. Osborne was a native of Dunkirk, Indiana and had been appointed to the Lancaster Police Department in 1903.

 

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