05/10/2011

Ohio Deputy killed while deploying stop sticks

Sgt. Brian Dulle of the Warren County Sheriff's Office is the first officer in his agency to be killed in the line of duty

By PoliceOne Staff

Sergeant Brian Dulle of the Warren County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office was struck and killed by a suspect’s vehicle during a pursuit early on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

A veteran of the United States Army and a 12-year veteran of WCSO, Sgt. Dulle is the first officer in his agency to be killed in the line of duty. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and two siblings.

A vehicle pursuit had been initiated by the neighboring Franklin (Ohio) Police Department and traveled into Warren County shortly before 0200 hours. According to reports, the suspect had already run one squad car off the road and into a ditch, narrowly avoided hitting a second cruiser head-on, and then continued on at high rates of speed.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was driving down the wrong side of the roadway when he struck and killed Dulle, who was reportedly deploying stop sticks when the fleeing car struck the deputy, then rolled over and crashed. The suspect then fled on foot but was arrested several hours later following a massive manhunt that included K-9 units and a helicopter.

Sheriff Larry Sims told reporters that Dulle was a ‘tremendous worker,’ and that he considered Dulle a police officer who could one day become one of the higher leaders within the WCSO.

Agency Contact Information
Warren County Sheriff's Office
550 Justice Drive
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: (513) 695-1280

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