This was the first picture taken of Cleveland’s new motorcycle squad in 1913. The members are, left to right:
Michael B. Westfall #657(Appointed 04/12/1913; Resigned 09/23/1918; End of Watch 10/31/1963);
Herbert W. Greene #272 (Appointed 03/15/1911; Resigned date unknown);
William F. Burger #571 (Appointed 03/02/1912; End of Watch 09/24/1952);
William E. Ralph #78 (Appointed 11/24/1909; Retired 10/01/1943; End of Watch 12/30/1949);
Charles Bound #475 (Appointed 07/22/1912; Resigned 07/07/1918; End of Watch –Killed as Rail Road Detective – 08/27/1927).
Far left is a Dayton bicycle; Second from the left is a 1913 vintage Dayton Motorcycle/Motorized Bicycle (sometimes even referred to as an “Autocycle”); In the center is a 1913 Harley Davidson 9A Belt driven Motorcycle; The last two may be a Huffman and a Schwinn bicycles.
Published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/06/1934
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