The Wall of Honor was added to the Centerville Police Building in 2005 as a means of honoring Officer John P. Kalaman as well as Officers Michael Kavalunas and Matthew Cullers who died while serving the Department. Also displayed are the names of employees who have retired from the Centerville Police Department.
The Sadness of Sacrifice. We Honor Those Who Have Fallen
A Centerville Police Officer and a Washington Township Firefighter had their lives taken from them while they served our community. Let us not forget the unselfish sacrifice they and their families have made. We honor and pay tribute to our fallen brothers.
On January 12, 1998, at approximately 6:30 AM, Officer John Kalaman, Firefighters Robert O'Toole, and Charles Arnold were assisting the victim of a personal injury accident on I--675 at Wilmington Pike. All three were struck by a car whose driver lost control and slid into the median strip. Officer Kalaman was killed instantly and Firefighter O'Toole died after being Careflighted to Miami Valley Hospital. Firefighter Arnold returned to work after months of rehabilitation.
Officer John P. Kalaman
Officer Kalaman was born April 27,1968. He was a 1986 graduate of Fairmont High School and a 1991 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. John became a police officer for the City of Centerville in January of 1993, fulfilling one of his many dreams. During John's five-year tenure, he received numerous letters from the people of our community praising his professionalism and his courteous and compassionate personality-a real credit to the Centerville Police Department. John always held high standards for himself and took great pride in his work and appearance. He earned the respect and admiration of every coworker and peer. John is greatly missed.
The annual John P. Kalaman Memorial Golf Tournament held each September at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Proceeds from the tournament go toward a local scholarship fund. For more information, please call (937) 438-GOLF.
Retirees of the CPD
We also recognize our retirees who have Served with Pride and Dedication....
|Chief James R. Smith||27 years of service|
|Chief John W. Lickert||25 years of service|
|Chief William F. Randolph||15 years of service|
|Sgt. Robert B. Young||29 years of service|
|Sgt. Bryon L. Schenck||25 years of service|
|Secretary Shirley A. Wagner||30 years of service|
|Officer T. Sande Heck||28 years of service|
|Officer Lynn D. Davis||25 years of service|
|Officer David B. Coffey||19 years of service|
|Officer Bradley R. Roberts||9 years of service|
|Officer Don Parker||21 years of service|
|Lt. David Williams||30 years of service|
|Chief Stephen E. Walker||37 years of service|
|Sgt. Thomas English||23 years of service|
|Officer Daryl Wagner||30 years of service|
|Officer Matt Dunn||19 years of service|
|Communications/Records Supervisor Judith Kuhns||30 years of service|
|Officer Donna G. Peacock||32 years of service|
|Sgt. R. Scott Owsley||28 years of service|
|Captain Mark T. Casey||36 years of service|
|Officer Anthony M. Beran||13 years of service|