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Wall of Honor

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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

website wall of honorA 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

centerville policeOfficer 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