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Oct. 21, 1957
Caucasian Male / 38 yrs. of age
Ashtabula Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Oct. 21, 1957
Patrolman Toivola was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a local residence. A man who was arguing with his wife opened fire with a shotgun as Patrolman Toivola entered the home.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His execution date was suspended indefinitely when mental experts convinced the judge that he was insane. He was sent to the Lima State Mental Hospital and remained there until his death on November 3, 1965.