END OF WATCH: April 10, 1916 Amherst Village Constable’s Office In the early 20th Century, the Village of Amherst was a place to get away from the congestion of city life in Cleveland. The well-to-do would come and stay at the Amherst Hotel and enjoy the serenity of the area. The position of Village ConstableRead More
Goetz, Sergeant Charles H.
END OF WATCH: May 6, 1916 Cleveland Police Department Sergeant Charles H. Goetz was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on January 1, 1899. On March 1, 1913, he was promoted to Sergeant. On Saturday, May 6, 1916, at 1:05 a.m. Sgt. Goetz was killed in the line of duty when he was struck byRead More
Froelich, Sergeant Henry W.
END OF WATCH: September 25, 1916 Cleveland Police Department On September 25, 1916, Sergeant Henry Froelich, a 13-year veteran was fatally shot making him the forty-sixth person murdered in Cleveland since January 1, 1916, and the sixth police officer killed in the line of duty in the last five years. Sergeant Froelich, along with PatrolmenRead More
Meany, Patrolman Edward M.
END OF WATCH: November 29, 1916 Cleveland Police Department Patrolman Edward M. Meany was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on November 24, 1909 and was a 7 year veteran. Lieutenant O’Loughlin of the West 83rd and Detroit Avenue Station said “He was a good policeman; he had more friends in the department than anyRead More
Glaefke, Patrolman Elmer P.
END OF WATCH: September 13, 1917 Cleveland Police Department Age 34 On Wednesday, September 12, 1917, at 2:05 am, Patrolman Elmer P. Glaefke was shot and killed on the corner of Seager Avenue and East 86th St. while he and Patrolman John Walsh searched three suspicious men for concealed weapons. Glaefke was assigned to plainRead More
Brown, Patrolman William
END OF WATCH: September 29, 1917 Cleveland Police Department It was another rainy day in Cleveland as showers fell all that week. Police Cadet William Brown was patrolling the downtown area that day when called to the Mannual Strauss Cafe across from the new court house. The manager, Lester Strauss said a man was annoyingRead More
Ressler, Patrolman Alfred
END OF WATCH: August 6, 1918 Cleveland Police Department On November 16, 1913, Alfred Ressler was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department and almost five years later, he would find himself assigned to a unit in the department that was still attempting to gain acceptance from some police officials and members of the public. ItRead More
Gaffney, Patrolman Patrick
END OF WATCH: December 25, 1918 East Cleveland Police Department Age: 35 Patrolman Patrick Gaffney was appointed to the East Cleveland Police Department on March 15, 1911, and was a well- respected officer throughout his career. On December 18, 1918, Patrolman Gaffney, along with his partner Captain Patrick Hendricks responded to the Elm and CoitRead More
Armstrong, Patrolman William P.
END OF WATCH: March 9, 1919 Cleveland Police Department Patrolman William P. Armstrong, was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on June 20, 1915. He was a graduate of South High School and his education prompted police authorities to urge him to work in the office. Patrolman Armstrong felt the office work was not excitingRead More
Grey, Deputy Ernest C.
END OF WATCH: July 16, 1919 Willoughby Township Marshal’s Office Weather; Fair-Wed. P.M. and Thr., Temp. Rising Thursday with moderate N. winds, becoming variable on Thursday. Tribe open, with the Red Sox at League Park, Babe Ruth is on roster of players to play that day with the Red Sox. Early Wednesday morning Marshall MaloneyRead More
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