END OF WATCH: April 17, 1926
Shaker Heights Police Department
Patrolman Edwin M. Janes, died in Charity Hospital from injuries suffered when his motorcycle crashed into an automobile. Janes was fatally injured at South Woodland and Montgomery Roads. He was thrown head-first against the automobile, fracturing his skull. This is all the information obtained from two local newspapers and the police report.
Officer Janes was survived by his wife Mary Louise (nee Martin) and a six-week old baby daughter, Mary Louise.
Edwin M. Janes’s name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C. panel 6, east wall, line 18.
By Norman Drew, Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society