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Plans for the new 7th Precinct Headquarters building published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on August 12, 1900.

Photo of the 7th Precinct which was located on Broadway just near Jones Avenue, circa 1920.

 

"Our Story, Our Way"

 

 

Eliot Ness & His Role in Cleveland History

 

 

In December of 1935, Cleveland'sMayor Harold Burton recruited Eliot Nessto serve as the city’s new Safety Director. That very year, Cleveland was the fifth largest metro area in the nation, and was considered to be the most dangerous city in the United States. Ness went on to spearhead a campaign that nearly eliminated corruption in the police department,brought the fire department up to modern standards, and instituted the latest traffic technologies that brought national safety awards to Cleveland.

 

 

The Kingsbury Run Murders

Between 1935 and 1938, an officially unidentified serial killer murdered and dismembered at least 12 victims - only 2 of which were ever positively identified.

Read more about the most infamous open case in Cleveland history here.

 

Cleveland's Fallen Officers

 

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