John Tanner

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Service Record

Sylvania Township Ohio Police Department

Rank Officer, Sergeant (July 30, 2020)[1]
Salary $84,555 (2015)[2]
Last Known Status Active


2017 Top Cop Honorable Mention

On May 12, 2017, Tanner and another officer were named honorable mention winners for the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Top Cops Award for Ohio.[3]

Incident Reports

2020 Arrest of Caitlin Taylor

Response Timeline

On May 12, 2023, Taylor filed a lawsuit against the department and the officers, seeking $30 million for battery, assault, deprivation of rights, and negligence.[4][5]

LEO Ratings


  1. Congratulations, Sylvania Township Police Department, 2020-08-04
  2. John Tanner A, Police Officer, Sylvania Township, govSalaries
  3. 2017 Winners, National Association of Police Organizations
  4. Lawsuit against Sylvania Twp. PD seeks $30 million over excessive force claims, ABC 13, 2023-05-15
  5. Taylor et al v. Sylvania Township Police Department et al, U.S. District Court, 2023-05-12