West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sherman M. Ricketts
1898 - 1962
Chief of Police: 1958- 1962
Sherman M. Ricketts
Who gave his life in the line of duty in the early morning hours of June 29th, 1962. while investigating a suspicious person complaint, he was struck down without warning by the bullets of a gunman. Although mortally wounded by three bullets, without the slightest regard for his own safety, the dying Chief Ricketts returned the fleeing gunman’s fire and disabled him.
This tablet presented by the family
Erected by West Liberty Town Council and Businessmens’ Association. Appreciative Citizens and Interested Friends.
Location. 40° 15.21′ N, 83° 45.348′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Detroit Street (U.S. 68) and Columbus Street, on the right when traveling north on North Detroit Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the west wall of the West Liberty Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N. Detroit St., West Liberty OH 43357, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hull's Trace (a few steps from this marker); Moluntha (a few steps from this marker); Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County West Liberty / Glover Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael Lane Partin (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Liberty Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Liberty Lion's Club Park (approx. half a mile away); West Liberty Water Works (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Liberty.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.