State And Regional

Ohio flags to be lowered in honor of Cincinnati-area police officer, driver killed in crash

COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States and State of Ohio to be flown at half-staff throughout parts of Ohio in remembrance of a Cincinnati-area police officer and driver killed in crash early Friday morning.

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Springfield Twp. Officer Tim Unwin, a 2-year veteran of the department was identified as the officer killed in the line of duty, Springfield Twp. Police Chief Rick Bley said during a news conference Friday morning.

Unwin was 31-years-old, the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office told our news partners at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

A second driver, identified as William Dunson, 50, of Cincinnati, was also killed in the crash, according to police and the coroner’s office.

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Flags were ordered to be flown at half-staff Saturday at all public buildings throughout Hamilton County, the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffe Center and the Rhodes State Office.

It will remain until sunset on the day of the second of two funerals.

All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state can fly the flags at half-staff their discretion, the governor’s spokesperson said.

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