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.

Patrolman Albert Flemke, #803, EOW 3/22/1928

Albert Flemke was appointed a Patrolman on July 1, 1921 and assigned to the motorcycle unit. Prior to his police serve, he had been with the US Army in the Phillippines.

On March 22, 1928, Officer Albert Flemke of the Motorcycle Unit reported for duty at 2300 hours. On that particular day, Officer Flemke was assigned to traffic duty. While chasing down a speeder going westbound on Woodland Avenue,, a Cadillac driven by Fletcher Sharp, traveling north on East 61st Street, failed to stop at the intersection vehicle and collided with Flemke’s motorcycle. Officer Flemke sustained a fractured skull and a broken right leg and was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Luke’s Hospital. The driver, Fletcher Sharp was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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 was laid to rest at Lutheran Cemetery.

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