Vapenik, Marshal John

Policeman Profile

END OF WATCH: August 28, 1920
Maple Heights Police Department
Age: 48

Marshal John Vapenik was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle as he patrolled Libby Road for whiskey runners.

As he rounded a curve on the road his motorcycle was struck from behind by a car that was following him. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered a broken neck.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with manslaughter.

Marshal Vapenik had served with the Maple Heights Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.