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- Mar. 04, 1974 -
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Dayton Police Dept. Patch
Resided: OH, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 04, 1974
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 44 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Dayton Police Dept. - OH
335 W Third St  
Dayton, OH   45402   USA
(937)333-2677
County: Montgomery
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 15
On The Job: 22 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: OH   USA   Mon. Mar. 04, 1974
Summary: Sergeant Mortimer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest suspects who had just robbed a jewelry store and shot another man.

He was en route to the police academy when he responded for a call of assistance at an apartment complex where the two suspects were located. While on the scene he observed two young girls looking out of a door at all of the police activity. Sergeant Mortimer immediately ran to the girls and pushed them inside the door for their own safety. Just as he did this one of the suspects came out of his apartment, saw Sergeant Mortimer, and shot him in the face with a .357 caliber handgun.

Both suspects were apprehended and charged with capital murder. Both of them were convicted of a lesser charge of purposeful murder.

Sergeant Mortimer's brother, Sergeant Paul Mortimer, died in the line of duty 4 years earlier while also serving with the Dayton Police Department.

Sergeant Mortimer had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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