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Several area police agencies pay tribute to Ohio officer shot and killed – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

MIAMI VALLEY – Several area law enforcement agencies are offering their condolences to an Ohio police officer shot and killed over the weekend.

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As News Center 7 previously reported, Euclid Police Officer Jacob Derbin was ambushed by a suspect after officers were called to a report of a disturbance Saturday night.

Vaughn was found inside a home in Shaker Heights on Sunday.

Dashawn Vaughn, identified as the suspect, shot Derbin. Medics transported the officer to the hospital where he died.

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The Huber Heights Police Department paid tribute to Officer Derbin on social media Sunday afternoon.

“The men and women of the Huber Heights Police Division extend their deepest condolences to the family of Officer Euclid Derbin, who was killed in the line of duty (Saturday) night. AG Yost said it best that this was not only tragic but senseless, especially as we begin National Police Week.”

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The Englewood Police Department also offered condolences on social media on Sunday.

“Our deepest condolences to the Euclid Police Department and the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Jacob Derbin.”

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The Springboro Police Department also paid tribute Sunday night to Officer Derbin.

“AG Yost said it best that this was not only tragic but senseless, especially as we begin National Police Week. “The Springboro Police Department extends our deepest condolences to the family of Euclid Officer Derbin, who was killed in the line of duty (Saturday) night.”

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued a statement Sunday about the death of Officer Derbin before the suspect was found dead.

“The promise to protect is signed in the blood of our officers. The killer who ambushed Officer Derbin will be found and given full justice. It is a cruel irony that a mother lost her child on Mother’s Day and that this murder occurred just as we prepare to solemnize our fallen during Police Memorial Week. “My heart burns with anger at this injustice, for this young officer’s family and the Euclid Police Department.”

This story will be updated when News Center 7 receives additional statements.