Recognizing a Fallen Officer

Posted on September 22, 2020

Safety - McCormick

On May 13, 2020, Patrol Officer Claude McCormick’s name was forever memorialized on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

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Patrol Officer Claude McCormick joined the Oakwood Public Safety Department in 1929, and served the city of Oakwood as a motorcycle patrolman.  On August 29, 1933, while serving the Oakwood community, Officer McCormick was involved in a fatal on-duty accident on Far Hills Avenue at Harman Avenue.  Officer McCormick is the only line-of-duty death in the Oakwood Public Safety Department.

Officer McCormick was recognized in the May 15, 2020 “Cruiser of Lights Caravan”  coordinated by the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial.  The event included a parade of local police department vehicles traveling to the cities of Oakwood (to recognize Officer Claude McCormick), Dayton (to recognize Detective Jorge Del Rio) and to Dayton Children’s Hospital (to pay tribute to the children who are hospitalized, and the medical and hospital staff).


Oakwood FOP Press Release
A letter from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Copy of Officer McCormick’s death certificate
1933 newspaper article
September 21 Council Meeting Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation on Officer McCormick

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