Murdered Veteran Officer: Manhunt Ends in Deadly Discovery


Ambush in Euclid: Brave Officer Jacob Derbin Killed, Suspect Found Deceased

A manhunt in Ohio has concluded with the suspect who killed a young military veteran and Euclid Police Officer dead.

Tragic Night: Officer Jacob Derbin Ambushed

On Saturday night, 23-year-old Jacob Derbin responded to a disturbance call in Euclid, Ohio. Tragedy struck when the officer was ambushed by a gunman, sustaining fatal injuries despite being rushed to a hospital.

Suspect Identified: Deshawn Vaughn’s Deadly Path

The Euclid Police Department identified the suspect as 24-year-old Deshawn Vaughn, a convicted felon. Multiple law enforcement agencies joined forces in a search for Vaughn, who authorities believed fled the scene after the fatal shooting.

Manhunt Culminates: Vaughn Found Deceased

Late into the investigation, Vaughn’s lifeless body was discovered inside a residence. He was heavily armed at the time of his death, and it is unclear how exactly he died. An investigation is ongoing.

Tributes to a Fallen Hero: Officer Jacob Derbin Remembered

Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer described Derbin as an “incredible” person and a “great heart.” The officer had served for only 10 months but already made a profound impact on the community.

In a statement, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost declared, “The promise to protect is signed with the blood of our officers. The killer who ambushed Officer Derbin will be found and will receive the full measure of justice.” Yost conveyed heartfelt condolences to Derbin’s family.

Community Grieves: Euclid City and Beyond Mourns

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine expressed his deepest sympathy to the community of Euclid and the Euclid Police Department, recognizing Derbin’s bravery and dedication. He ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen officer.

Derbin was engaged to Liv Wuebker and was scheduled to marry in July. His family, including his future brother-in-law Skylar Wuebker, expressed their immense sorrow and gratitude for his service and the love he brought into their lives.

Continued Concerns: Public Safety and the Fight Against Violence

The ambush of Officer Derbin underscores the ongoing challenges and risks faced by law enforcement officers. Ohio Police officers across the state and the nation offer their condolences and reaffirm their commitment to protecting and serving their communities.