Officer Jason Grossnickle
-- Dayton police officer killed in the line of duty
File created: 6-17-96
| Jason "Jake" Grossnickle was a third- generation police officer, joining the Dayton force in February 1996.|
But less than four months later, on May 23, 1996, Officer Grossnickle was shot and killed outside the 3rd District headquarters.
He was pronounced dead at 4:14 p.m. at St. Elizabeth"s Hospital.
Grossnickle, 25, was the son of Sgt. Larry Grossnickle and the grandson of Lyle Grossnickle.
A second officer, Robert Cleaver, was wounded in the attack.
The gunman was identified asMaurice Fareed, who moments earlier had killed a deliveryman at a West Dayton market. Fareed also died when other officers on the scene returned fire.