Bartek, Patrol Officer Shane H.

END OF WATCH:  December 31, 2021 | Cleveland Division of Police | Shane was walking to his car at an apartment complex near the Kamm’s Corner area on the Westside of Cleveland. When he was approached by a subject who had pulled a gun trying to carjack Shane. Shane, using his police training tried to stop the carjacking but was fatally shot. The carjacker took Shane’s car keys and drove off and apprehended later that evening.


Skernivitz, Detective James M.

END OF WATCH:  September 3, 2020 Cleveland Division of Police Detective Skernivitz was shot and killed at about 10:00pm in the area of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue on Cleveland’s west side. He was working an undercover detail as part of a federal task force supporting Operation Legend. An informant who was with DetectiveRead More

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Nguyen, Patrol Officer Vu

Cleveland Division of Police End of Watch, Friday, July 6, 2018 Police Officer Vu Nguyen passed away four days after collapsing during a 1.5-mile timed run that was part of the agency’s canine handler eligibility process. He and other candidates were participating in the physical fitness portion of the process in 90+ degree heat whenRead More

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Mazany, Patrolman Mathew J.

Mentor Police Department End of Watch, Sunday, June 24, 2018 Police Officer Mathew Mazany was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting another officer during a traffic stop on Route 2, near Route 306, at approximately 1:00 a.m. The vehicle that had been stopped contained a subject that was wanted in another jurisdiction.Read More

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Chance, Patrolman Clarence Cerill

Cuyahoga Falls Police Department End of Watch, Friday, May 30, 1947 Patrolman Chance was pursuing a speeding motorist on his motorcycle when he was struck by cross traffic at the intersection of Oakwood Drive and Front Street. At the time of his death he had served the City of Cuyahoga Falls for 4 years. HeRead More

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Sayle, Deputy Marshal Harry N.

Shaker Heights Police Department End of Watch, Sunday, August 27, 1916 Deputy Marshal Harry Sayle was shot and killed as he was chasing three boys through a wooded area near Buckeye and Center roads. One of the boys had just sent a .22 caliber rifle bullet through the windshield of a passing motorist. All threeRead More

Velez, Trooper Kenneth

On September 14, 2016, the State of Ohio lost a great public servant, Trooper Kenneth Velez of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Fahey Jr., Patrolman David J.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 0600 hours, the City of Cleveland lost a great public servant, Officer David J. Fahey Jr.

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Osborne, Watchman John

END OF WATCH: December 1, 1853 Cleveland City Marshal’s Office At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Cleveland was a sparsely populated frontier settlement founded in 1796. The early occupants bore the responsibility for protecting their own lives and property. The promise of a new life in the fertile and forested lands brought more people,Read More

Kick, Patrolman Michael

END OF WATCH: May 15, 1875 Cleveland Police Department Badge: #42 A gang of six, recently arriving from out of town had taken up lodging at the “Wacht Am Rhein” saloon located at the south end of Pearl Street which is now W. 25th. The gang being suspected of burglaries was placed under surveillance andRead More