Ohio Police Officer Shot Dead by Armed Thug during Ambush

An Ohio police officer has been murdered by a gunman in a shocking ambush attack, according to reports.

23-year-old military veteran Jacob Derbin was an officer with the Euclid Police Department.

He was shot dead by an attacker during an ambush on Saturday night.

However, the manhunt for the suspect has now ended after the gunman was found dead.

According to WJW, just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Officer Derbin was killed when a gunman ambushed him during a disturbance call to a residence.

Derbin was taken to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries, WJW reported.

The suspect was identified by Euclid Police as Deshawn Anthony Vaughn, 24.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were assisting the Euclid Police Department in locating Vaughn.

The suspect was described as being around 6’3, 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police believe Vaughn, who is a convicted felon and was wanted for violating conditions of his community supervision, fled the scene following the fatal shooting.

On Sunday evening, WJW reported that the manhunt for Vaughn was over as he had been found deceased inside a residence.

Police told WJW he was heavily armed.

It is not yet clear how he died but an investigation is ongoing.

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Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer told WJW that Officer Derbin was an “incredible” person and that the entire department was “devastated.”

“He was an amazing human being,” Meyer said.

“Just a great heart. Had an incredible smile.

“The world’s a better place with him in it.”

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Derbin had been an officer with the department for the last 10 months.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost released a statement and vowed to make sure that justice is served.

“The promise to protect is signed with the blood of our officers,” Yost wrote in a statement on X.

“The killer who ambushed Officer Derbin will be found and will receive the full measure of justice.”

Yost continued his post, sharing his condolences with the family of Derbin.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine also offered his condolences to the community of Euclid.

“Fran and I offer our deepest condolences to Euclid Police Officer Jacob Derbin’s family and his brothers and sisters at @Euclid_PD,” DeWine wrote in a post on X.

“His bravery and dedication to the Euclid community will not be forgotten.”

DeWine proclaimed that in honor of the life and service of Officer Derbin, all flags would be flown at half-staff on all public buildings amid grounds throughout Cuyahoga County, the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffle Center, and the Rhodes State Office Tower on Sunday.

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral.

He added that all public buildings across the state of Ohio could also participate.

Derbin was engaged to Liv Wuebker.

The couple was set to be married on July 27 in Minister, Ohio, according to their wedding page on The Knot.

“An awful tragedy,” Skylar Wuebker, who would have become Derbin’s brother-in-law in just a few months, wrote in a post on Facebook.

“We are going to miss you, Jacob.

“Thank you for serving your country in Kuwait, and continuing to serve and protect your community when you came back.

“Most of all, thank you for coming into our family and loving all of us. Especially Liv.

“You’ll always be part of our family, and forever my first brother.

“We will always miss you.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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