Doug “Chief” C. Patrick

July 24, 1959 ‒ November 15, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Doug “Chief” C. Patrick, 61, of Delaware, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at home with his loving family at his side.

Doug was born on July 24, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, son of Berlin C. Patrick and Mary Elizabeth (Kirk) Patrick.  Doug’s family moved from Dayton to Delaware in 1966, where he grew up, and then graduated from the Delaware Hayes High school.  On October 2, 1976, he married Cindy Phillips, the love of his life.   Doug graduated from the Central Ohio Police Officer Training Academy in 1992 and started as a part time officer with the Ashley Police Department.  In 1994, he was hired as full time.  In 1998, Doug was named and served as the Ashley Chief of Police until his retirement in 2018.  He loved his job and was a mentor to so many people over the years. He was a Patriot to his country.  Doug had a big and loving heart, and always brought home the lost and broken children, and animals, and always made sure no one went hungry.  He enjoyed listening to classic rock music, riding his Harley motorcycle’s, traveling, gun collecting, remote cars, bird watching and tinkering in his garage.

Surviving is his loving wife of 44 years, Cindy J. (Phillips) Patrick; daughters, Jennifer (Mitch) Parrish of Delaware, Danielle (Ray) Adkins of Fredericktown and Megan (Eli) Cochran of Delaware; mother, Mary Elizabeth (Kirk) Patrick of Delaware; grandchildren, Jacob Adkins, Ian Dean, Darren Adkins and Emmett Cochran; great grandson, J.J. Adkins; special uncles, Bud and Mike Kirk; and special cousins, Phillip Stacey and Jeff Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his father, Berlin C. Patrick; infant sons, Emmanuel Christopher Patrick and Douglas Carl Patrick, II; and granddaughter, Bailey Rae Adkins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm in the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, with the Rev. Jeff Ackers, of the White Lily Chapel, 20 S. Main Street, Ashley, Ohio 43003, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Due to the Covid 19 situation, the family asks that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing while in attendance on Friday.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, is honored to the family of Doug Patrick.

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  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Doug was a beautiful man and certainly well respected by many. My heart just breaks for a Cindy and the girls. My prayers that you will find some peace and know that we will see him again.

  • My Heart goes out to you Cindy I’m so Sorry for your loss, Prayers for You and Your Family….

    Awesome Guy and Harley partner, enjoyed the rides we shared together and gonna miss the rides we had planned. Good Bless you Chief I’ll think of you on every ride, watch my back when I look up at you ok….


  • To the Entire family, we send our deepest sorrow. These sudden losses are the worst. It just saddens us for all of you. Please find strength with each other through this horrific time. Thinking of you, Cindy. Jennifer and your darling Ian too. Dave and Connie Curry

  • I’m sorry to hear this, I worked with Doug many times while he was a patrolman and Chief at Ashley. Doug was always having fun and was a great person to talk to. Doug my friend you will be missed…

  • I am saddened to hear the passing of Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Oh Cindy and Girls,

    Our hearts break for you all. We know how much Doug-husband, father & grandfather meant to all of you. Your lives will forever be changed. Trust in the Lord that Doug is reunited with Loved ones and is happy and healthy in Heaven.
    We pray God sends you His peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come. Rely on the good memories and the love of your family to get you by-
    Our love enfolds you and endures with you. Love to all,

    -Beth & Archie Trigg

  • Cindy,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories you and Doug made be strong moments to cherish and reflect on.
    Much love,
    Kathy and David

  • Cindy, I’ve not met you but feel connected with you. I’m so very sorry❤️ I know your faith is strong and you have strong support. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  • So very SORRY of the loss of this wonderful man .. RIP Doug .. You will never be forgotten my dear friend ..
    Lifting Cindy and family very much in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Cindy, Danielle, Jennifer and Megan,
    Sending light and love to your family during this difficult time. May you find peace.

    With love,

    Samantha Hooper.

  • we are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing….he was a wonderful person. May God be with his love ones in this time of sorrow RIP Doug you will be missed by many but never forgotten

  • I am really saddened to hear this, I really liked him and the time we got to spend together riding ATVs


  • Cindy and Family,
    I don’t have the words to tell you how sorry I am. Doug was such a wonderful person and meant so much to everyone who knew him.
    He was the best example of a loving husband, father and grandfather I’ve ever known. I think of him being sure everyone was taken care of and kept safe on the trails and on our Cruise. He has left us with so many stories and memories told around your table while watching the birds in the snow.
    The love you shared will always be with you. May God give you comfort and Peace now and in the days ahead.

    With love to you and your family.
    Betty Aguirre (aka Ms. B.

  • So sorry to hear this! Chief was a really great guy and loved his family very much! I will always remember his laugh and his calm demeanor . May God give you all peace and comfort in this trying time!


  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. I got to know him when he worked at A.A.P. I will miss him dearly as he was a good friend.

  • So very sorry for your loss. He was such a kind hearted man with a big heart. Always saying hello always asking how your doing. Always making sure the kids are staying out of trouble. Will never forget such a amazing man. He was the best police officer and chief of police in Ashley ohio. As our heart aches you are free of all pain and in the arms of Jesus.

  • Sending my love and prayers to the entire family and friends. He will be tremendously missed by so many people. He never knew a stranger and for many years all of us in Ashley felt safe with him just down at the station or talking to one of us. Thanks for sharing him with the rest of the world Cindy. From high school till I moved away, he was a true friend.

  • Cindy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May warm memories and enduring love bring you comfort and peace in days to come.

  • Cindy and Family,

    Sending sympathy and hugs. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have had together.

  • Cindy, we are lifting you and the girls up in prayers and know that Doug is on patrol in Heaven for the Lord. We went through a great deal at the academy and he had the respect of many fellow officers. One of a kind and a true friend, rest in peace brother. 🙏

  • Cindy and family,
    Such devastating news to hear of Doug’s passing. Such a wonderful man to work with and I am extremely appreciative of the service he gave to the village of Ashley. Always dedicated to his position through the good times and bad. I salute you sir. Doug loved taking trips with you Cindy and I always enjoyed the stories he shared when he got home. Your trips inspired me to put them on my list of places to go. I have no words that can ease this terrible ache in your heart. But know that Doug blessed everyone that was his friend. Such an amazing human being. He will be greatly missed.

  • Cindy and your family.
    Sending you my deepest sympathy and payers as you and your girls cope with Dougs untimely passing. May God hold you in the palm of his hand during this difficult time.

  • Such a wonderful guy who embraced everyone who knew him , including me and our great village of Ashley !! Rest Chief , forever cherished .. comfort to his loving family

  • My condolences to the family with the loss of Chief Patrick. He was well respected, and he genuinely cared about the people he interacted with during his career. Chief Patrick became the Ashley Police Chief the same year I became the Community’s Fire Chief. I have many fond memories of our interactions over the years and of working with him. Chief Doug had a unique and infectious laugh that I will never forget.

    Rest in peace my friend!

  • Doug has always been a good friend. We have had many good times although it has been a few years ago. Cindy used to feed me well!! We all will miss Doug.

  • Cindy and your family.
    Sending you my deepest sympathy and payers to you and your family. Chief Patrick was a dear friend and I always enjoyed the time we visited when he would stop in at the Fire House here in Ashley. I always enjoyed the many stories he would tell during our visits and how his face would light up when he spoke of his family. Rest easy my friend, we will take it from here.

  • Words will never take away the sting of missing a loved one, but those memories only we shared with them, over time bring us comfort in our loss!
    I may not have met, Doug!, but through his daughter and son in law,( Jennifer and Mitch Parrish), I got to know the true of Doug Patrick and Cindy as well.
    May Peace, Comfort and God’s Love and Grace be and stay upon the family and loved ones , Blessed to have known the man ,and hurt in his departure from all.

  • A pretty special man with a big heart. I am grateful that he was a friend and sorry that he will not make it to Montana to enjoy that beer on our deck.

  • Cindy and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear this tragic news. 44 years together is a very long time. I know your life will be altered from this moment on. My prayers are with you as you start this new journey. I will always remember meeting Doug the summer of 1975, when I came to spent a week with you. He was a fine man. ((HUGS)) love and prayers, Tori

  • We are so sorry for your loss! Words cannot express how sad we are at this news. Our love and prayers are with you and your family Cindy! We are here for you just like you and Doug have been there for so many.

  • Cindy, Mary, and Family,
    No words to express how sorry we are to hear of Doug passing.
    Please feel free to call if you want to talk.
    He was a great person all around!
    He will be deeply missed by all concerned.
    He and my brother Rick will have some good times together again.
    Dave & Julie Rayburn

  • Where to start… from the day that Doug was green out of the academy, he was clear that his career choice was law enforcement; not always to the letter, but usually to the greater good. Job well done! I’ve thought of many stories – most, best left untold, but I can hear Doug laugh. However, it was the love he had for his wife and family that was the most important to him. From day one decades ago, to the last time we spoke a few months ago, that encompassing love for Cindy and his family only grew. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • My condolences to Chief Patrick’s family and my respect for the Chief. I worked with Chief Patrick for many years, and he was, in my opinion, a Chief of the people, the way a police chief ought to be. He knew how to solve and calm and put a situation in perspective, and how to handle it if it needed handling. He was always proud of Ashley and he was a large reason for Ashley to be proud. There are not enough Doug Patrick’s and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  • Cindy … I’ve been trying to find just the right words to say to you but I just can’t. I’ve known you guys since 8th grade and this just devestates me. I know the deep pain of loosing your spouse and I hope you keep your head high knowing that you & Doug were the utmost loving married couple I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling my friends. All my love to you, Dani, Megan and Jennifer. 💔🙏🙏🙏

  • Fly high, my dear friend, fly high!

    I know your life
    On earth was troubled
    And only you could know the pain.
    You weren’t afraid to face the devil,
    You were no stranger to the rain.

    Go rest high on that mountain
    Son, your work on earth is done.
    Go to heaven a-shoutin’
    Love for the Father and the Son.

    Oh, how we cried the day you left us
    We gathered round your grave to grieve.
    I wish I could see the angels faces
    When they hear your sweet voice sing.
    Go rest high on that mountain

    Son, your work on earth is done.
    Go to heaven a-shoutin’
    Love for the Father and the Son

    Oh how my tears have fallen as I know all of you have shed many tears. God Bless you all – Cindy, Jennifer, Dani, Megan, Mary and family. My heart holds the many memories I have of Doug. Cherish your precious memories in the days and years to come. Love you all. Doug was a very special man and will be greatly missed. Now you all have another special guardian angel to watch over you all. Love, hugs and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry Doug has been a great friend for a long time he was my boss at Western auto years ago.he will greatly be missed by me and everyone that knew him prayers for. All his familey prayers be with you at this sad time. Mark cummins

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Doug. Prayers of comfort for you and the family. Dad has always loved to hear about Doug during his talks with Berlin. They will both be greatly missed.
    Denzil & Juanita Patrick
    Daughter- Dennita Patrick