Officers Who Died in the Line of Duty

We Honor the Memory of Cleveland Police Officers
Who Died in the Line of Duty

Badges of officers who were killed in the line of duty

Our thanks to the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society for maintaining records to honor all fallen officers.
For individual accounts of these officers’ stories click here.

John Osborne
Watchman, Cleveland City Marshal’s Office
December 1, 1853

Michael Kick
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 15, 1875

William H. Hulligan
Detective, Cleveland PD
February 8, 1887

Nicholas Sheehan
Sergeant, Cleveland PD
September 5, 1894

William L. Foulks
Lieutenant, Cleveland PD
September 29, 1900

John Shipp
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 6, 1900

Louis Weick
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 10, 1903

James Stedman
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
January 25, 1905

Walter C. Chapman
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
August 22, 1911

Herman Reimer
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
January 28, 1911

Leroy E. Bouker
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
November 28, 1912

Edward Parker
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
June 19, 1912

Albert Miller
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 3, 1913

Henry Froelich
Sergeant, Cleveland PD
September 25, 1916

Charles H. Goetz
Sergeant, Cleveland PD
May 6, 1916

Edward Meany
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
November 29, 1916

William Brown
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 29, 1917

Elmer Glaefke
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 12, 1917

Albert Ressler
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
August 6, 1918

William P. Armstrong
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 9, 1919

William Issac
Sergeant, Cleveland PD
December 1, 1919

Frank M. Moranz
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 26, 1919

Robert Shelton
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 7, 1919

Walter Preuhs
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
October 17, 1920

Albert Block
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
February 11, 1921

August Dyke
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 24, 1921

Frank J. Koran
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
November 26, 1921

Elmer Sprosty
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 21, 1921

Dennis Griffin
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 14, 1923

Samuel Kilbane
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 19, 1923

Roy Nightwine
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 11, 1924

Frank A Sugan
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
June 28, 1924

Charles J Frantz
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 14, 1925

Peter Fromm
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
February 13, 1925

Henry Richter
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
February 27, 1925

William G Borgman
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 20, 1926

John F Saxton
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
February 15, 1926

Richard White
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
August 4, 1927

Albert Flemke
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 22, 1928

Ernest L Ford
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 19, 1928

Anthony Wieczorek
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 13, 1928

Edward Butler
Detective, Cleveland PD
November 3, 1929

Carl Sherman
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 6, 1929

James Ryan
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
January 8, 1931

John F Buettner
Detective, Cleveland PD
August 9, 1932

George Effinger
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 20, 1933

Herman Pahler
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 8, 1933

Harold Beingesser
Detective, Cleveland PD
July 29, 1935

William F Burmeister
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
October 20, 1935

Martin J Carlin
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
August 3, 1935

Harry McCue
Detective, Cleveland PD
July 29, 1935

Otto Mosholder
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 10, 1936

Joseph Ternansky
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 1, 1936

Virgil T Bayne
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 18, 1937

Gerald Bode
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 18, 1937

John J Cleary
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
January 4, 1938

Raymond Griffin
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 30, 1938

Louis Mlakar
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
July 20, 1938

Robert Wehagen
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
July 8, 1938

James Goggin
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
January 13, 1939

Clarence Smith
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
June 6, 1939

Otto J Ziska
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 31, 1940

James Goodwin
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 4, 1942

Patrick Ryan
Sergeant, Cleveland PD
January 14, 1944

Forney L Haas
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 8, 1951

Eugene Stinchcomb
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 12, 1952

William Hudec
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
August 30, 1955

Warren Stainbrook
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
August 30, 1955

Joseph Haydu
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 19, 1956

Edward G Lentz,
Lieutenant, Cleveland PD
December 9, 1957

Edgar Nagie
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 26, 1958

Martin E Mrugacz
Detective, Cleveland PD
September 29, 1960

Arthur W Guenther
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 19, 1961

Chester Burmeister
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
December 23, 1964

William Greller
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 18, 1964

Frank Humr
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
October 29, 1965

Steve J Huber
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 11, 1967

Roy Buckner
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
November 11, 1968

Louis Golonka
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
July 23, 1968

Leroy Jones
Lieutenant, Cleveland PD
July 23, 1968

Willard J Wolff
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
July 23, 1968

Kenneth Houser
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 2, 1969

John Apanites
Detective, Cleveland PD
April 7, 1969

Joseph Tracz
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 28, 1970

Tom Hakaim
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 3, 1971

William A Nagy
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 14, 1971

Frederick D Vacha
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
June 20, 1973

William N Shapiro
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
April 26, 1974

Philip P Maher
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
May 29, 1975

Edward Murray
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
July 3, 1975

Jerome C Poelking
Captain Cleveland PD
December 8, 1975

John S Reese
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
September 2, 1976

John Hubbell
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
June 4, 1979

George Zicarelli
Detective, Cleveland PD
September 17, 1979

Desmond Sherry
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
July 3, 1980

Anthony J Johnson, Sr.
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
October 21, 1981

Benjamin F Grair, Jr
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
August 5, 1983

Stephen M Kovach
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
March 11, 1984

Ernest C Holbert
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
October 27, 1987

Thomas Smith
Patrolman, Cleveland PD
March 9, 1993

Edward Claybrooks, Jr
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
December 27, 1996

Hilary S Cudnik, Sr
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
December 30, 1996

Robert J Clark II
Detective, Cleveland PD
July 1, 1998

David M Smith
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
April 15, 1998

Wayne A Leon
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
June 25, 2000

Jonathan J Schroeder
Detective, Cleveland PD
August 31, 2006

Derek W Owens
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
March 1, 2008

David J. Fahey Jr.
Patrol Officer, Cleveland PD
January 24, 2017


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