Ohio Fraternal Order of Police

Debbie Holmes

We originally ran this story in June 2017. We are republishing it now after the death of Kirkersville Police Chief James Hughes, Jr., who was the town's third chief in a year. 

This is the second of a two-part story on the aftermath of the Kirkersville shooting and the viability of police forces in small communities. Read part one here.

Columbus Police

Columbus Division of Police has reinstated Officer Zachary Rosen, who was fired by the city of Columbus in July for using "unreasonable" force. 

Nick Evans / WOSU

A fundraiser to support funeral expenses for two Westerville Police officers killed in the line of duty this weekend has already surpassed $300,000, after just one day online.

Concealed carry
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The House has voted to change the rules by which Ohio’s 550,000 licensed concealed carry weapons holders have to tell police that they’re armed.

Concealed carry
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The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio is opposing an Ohio bill, proposed by Republican state rep. Scott Wiggam, that would go easier on concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon while detained.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press

This story originally ran on October 9, 2017, before Officer Zachary Rosen was rehired. The story has been updated.

Zachary Rosen was fired from the Columbus Division of Police in July for kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head, an incident caught on video and which Mayor Andrew Ginther called “unacceptable and inconsistent with our values as a community.” 

gun free zone decal
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

A bill moving through the Ohio House, which would let off duty peace officers carry weapons into gun-free zones, now has the support of police officers.