Heroes Roll Call

Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Kenneth R. Houser, #2113

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Around 1:00 am, three armed suspects entered the bar and announced, “This is a stickup.” In the process of robbing the owner and patrons of the bar, the thieves discovered Houser’s badge and…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrol Officer John L. Hubbell, #121

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Before officers could arrest Lemay, he quickly drew a hidden weapon and fired several rounds at the officers. Officer Hubbell was struck in the back and Officer Smyczek wounded in the abdomen and…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Steve J. Huber, #1917

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. While responding to the scene, Patrolman Donald Bagnel spotted a man running north near the scene. Bagnel ordered the male to halt and the male turned with a revolver in his hand stating,…

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Heroes Roll Call: Lieutenant Leroy C. Jones

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Leroy Jones was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on August 16, 1946 and assigned to the 3rd District. He served four years in the Marine Corps before joining the force, was an…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Michael John Kick, #42

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. Described as “a quiet, faithful, brave and fearless officer”, Michael Kick served as a member of the Cleveland Police force starting in 1865. His “gentlemanly deportment and strict attention to duty” earned him…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Samuel H. Kilbane, #235

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. On April 19, 1923, after completing a tour of duty in the downtown area, Officer Kilbane was riding his horse Sporty Rex at the rear of a column of fifteen Mounted Policemen.  As…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrol Officer Stephen M. Kovach, #763

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Officers were unaware the hit-skip driver just committed two violent robberies and was armed and dangerous. At the time Kovach and Rutt were dispatched, the robbery victims were still in the process of…

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Heroes Roll Call: Lieutenant Edward G. Lentz, #14

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. On December 9, 1957, while on supervisory patrol duty, Lentz was flagged down by Alonzo Buchanan. Three men invaded Buchanan’s home, stole three guns and $425.00. Lentz drove Buchanan back to the scene,…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrol Officer Wayne A. Leon, #1338

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of Cleveland’s Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. On Sunday, June 25, 2000, Officer Wayne Leon agreed to work a one-man car to assist A-Platoon due to a lack of manpower. At 11:00 am, Officer Leon radioed in a routine traffic…

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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Phillip P. Maher, #988

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. The school principals said, “Officer Maher was a very popular and respected policeman. He knew all of the children by name and they looked up to him as a friend.” Many of the…

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Heroes Roll Call: Detective Harry D. McCue, #430

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Harry McCue was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on June 16, 1928, assigned to the Tenth Precinct located at West 53rd Street and Lorain Avenue. McCue was later appointed to the rank…

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