Heroes Roll Call

Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman George E. Effinger, #374

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. The five officers went to the restaurant and, although they had not drawn their guns, were greeted by gunfire from Jaworski. Effinger was shot in the lung. In spite of his serious wounds,…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrol Officer David J. Fahey, Jr., #2453

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of Cleveland’s fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. While assigned to the First Neighborhood Police District on January 24, 2107, he and his partner were dispatched to assist another agency investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Interstate 90.  Fahey was…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Albert Flemke, #803

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Albert Flemke left behind a loving family consisting of his wife Martha, six year old son Robert, and mother, Mathilda Reinheimer.  Services were held at the Nosek & Sons Funeral Homes and he…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Charles Frantz, #79

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. As a result of this accident, Police Prosecutor Jacob Stacel asked Safety Director Edward Barry to appoint a special police homicide unit. The units function would be to thoroughly investigate every fatal traffic…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman James Goodwin, #1104

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. Patrolman James P. Goodwin joined the Cleveland Police Department on December 6, 1926. He served in the motorcycle unit for over 15 years. On a warm spring day in in 1942, over 230,000…

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Heroes Roll Call: Sergeant Charles H. Goetz, #97

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. When Goetz stepped into the street, he was struck from behind by the oncoming southbound car. Goetz was transported to City Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The death of Sgt.…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Tom S. Hakaim, #855

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. After felling both officers, McLaughlin picked up Friedland’s service revolver and continued to fire at the two downed officers and at random around the radio room. McLaughlin then walked into the Lieutenant’s office…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrol Officer Ernest C. Holbert, #402

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to share the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. The armed driver fired a shot, striking Officer Holbert in the forehead. His partner sustained gunshot wounds to his chest and right hand but was able to return the gunfire, killing the driver.…

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