Muzychenko, Sergeant Michael W.

END OF WATCH:  November 25, 1977 Lyndhurst Police Department Age: 37 Each person that comes into police work brings something special to the job. They bring a part of themselves that fellow officers remember long after they are gone. “Big” Mike Muzychenko was a part of this department for a brief 10 years. At 37,Read More

Smith, Patrol Officer David

END OF WATCH: April 15, 1998 Cleveland Police Department David Smith began his career with the City of Cleveland on June 1, 1993. On April 15, 1998 after exiting a nightclub, off duty officer David Smith was confronted by a suspect brandishing a .44 caliber hand gun. At the time, Officer Smith was accompanying aRead More

Clark II, Detective Robert James

END OF WATCH: July 1, 1998 Cleveland Police Department Age 36 | Badge #545 On January 6, 1992, Detective Robert J. Clark began his career with the Cleveland Police Department and throughout his six years on the department, Detective Clark received numerous citations for acts of bravery and distinguished service. On July 1, 1998, whileRead More

Leon, Patrol Officer Wayne A.

END OF WATCH: June 25, 2000 Cleveland Police Department On Sunday, June 25, 2000, Officer Wayne Leon agreed to work a one-man car to assist A-Platoon due to a lack of manpower. Officer Leon figured this would get him home early in the afternoon, and he could spend the remainder of the day with hisRead More

Salvino, Deputy James M.

END OF WATCH: February 17, 2001 Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office Badge# 318 The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office was established on May 9, 1810. In the 191 years of the Sheriff’s Office, we can find no documentation of a deputy sheriff losing their life in the commission of their duty. On February 17, 2001, that allRead More

Schroeder, Patrol Officer Jonathan “AJ”

END OF WATCH:  August 31, 2006 Cleveland Police Department Age: 37 | Badge# 2191 On August 19th, 1996, Jonathan Schroeder, started his career with the Cleveland Division of Police as a recruit in the 114th Academy class. Upon graduation, “A.J.”, as he was known to his friends and colleagues, was assigned to the First DistrictRead More

West, Investigator Jason D.

END OF WATCH: May 26, 2007 Cleveland Heights Police Department Age: 31 | Badge# 332 Friday May 25, 2007 at approximately 2146 hours Investigator Jason West age 31, received a radio assignment to respond to a fight in progress on Altamont Avenue. West followed by another cruiser, approached the location from a westerly direction. ARead More

Brentar, Patrolman George M.

END OF WATCH:  October 10, 2007 Euclid Police Department Age 49   |   Badge #93 Patrolman George Brentar, a 22-year veteran of the Euclid police force died Wednesday, October 10, 2007 when his car slid into a pole and caught fire on an entrance ramp to Interstate 90. He had observed a speeding motoristRead More

Owens, Patrol Officer Derek W.

END OF WATCH: March 1, 2008 Cleveland Police Department Age: 36   |   Badge #746 Officer Derek W. Owens was not a large man by conventional standards, but his heart and personality were much larger than men three times his size. Previous to his becoming a member of the Cleveland Division of Police, DerekRead More

Miktarian, Police Officer Joshua T.

END OF WATCH: July 13, 2008 Twinsburg Police Department Age 33 | Badge# 45 Officer Joshua T. Miktarian joined the Twinsburg Police Department in February 1997 after briefly working for the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and the Uniontown Police Department. In 2002, Josh was joined by his K-9 partner, Bagio on patrol as the secondRead More