Heroes Roll Call

Heroes Roll Call: Detective John Apanites

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. John Apanites Jr. was appointed a Cleveland Patrolman on April 2, 1968 at the age of twenty-five and was the son of Cleveland Police Lieutenant John E. Apanites. He resigned from the police…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman William Armstrong, #436

In honor of National Police Week, the Cleveland Police Museum tells the stories of Cleveland’s fallen officers. Patrolman William P. Armstrong, was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on June 20, 1915.  Armstrong was assigned the beat of Patrolman William Brown, who had been shot and killed September 25, 1917 while making an arrest. On…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Virgil Bayne, #896

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. Virgil T. Bayne was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on February 1, 1921 and assigned to the 4th district. On December 18, 1937 at 11 pm, Patrolmen Gerald Bode and Virgil Payne…

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Heroes Roll Call: Detective Harold Beingesser, #445

Harold Beingesser was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on April 1, 1931 and was assigned to the 13th Precinct. On June 14, 1934, Beingesser was transferred to the detective bureau. On July 29, 1935, Detectives Harold Beingesser and Harry McCue were assigned to bring back Clarence Henderson, a former water department employee wanted for…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Albert Block, #39

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. On November 11, 1912, Albert H. Block was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department. One cold February night, Patrolman Block and Patrolman Callan, both of the vice squad were investigating a gambling in…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Gerald Bode, #782

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. Gerald Bode was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on August 10, 1934. On December 18, 1937 at 11 pm, Patrolmen Gerald Bode and Virgil Payne observed five suspects acting suspiciously at Mullen’s…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Leroy E. Bouker, #132

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Leroy Bouker was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on February 12, 1891 and was assigned to the 3rd and 2nd Districts.

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman William R. Burmeister, #161

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watches. Mrs. Estelle Miller, witness to the accident, was traveling eastbound on Gay Avenue. As she approached East 126th Street, a truck swerved sharply in front of her and knocked eleven year old Albert…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Harold C. Carroll, #1016

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. Patrolman Carroll was laid to rest in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii and is included in the Cleveland Police Department Fallen Officers Badge Case.

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Heroes Roll Call: Detective Robert J. Clark, #545

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Detective Robert Clark was survived by his wife Cathy and three children, Melissa age 8, Alaina age 6, and Robbie Jr. age 3.  Services were held at Our Lady of Angels Church on…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman August Dyke, #738

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. While Dyke was apprehending the suspects, one turned and fired a shot at him, hitting Dyke in his chest. The patrolman proceeded to follow them, exchanging gunfire. One of the suspects was hit…

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