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Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Frank Humr, #587

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch.

Patrolman Frank Humr was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on September 1, 1959. After spending a number of years working in basic patrol, Humr was assigned to the Traffic Bureau Motorcycle Unit.

On October 29, 1965, around 7:10 pm, Patrolman Humr was patrolling the Puritas Road area on his 1963 Harley Davidson police motorcycle and began to pursue a speeding motorist traveling westbound on Puritas at Valleyside Avenue. A 1959 Oldsmobile, traveling southbound on Valleyside, made a left hand-turn in front of Humr. The motorcycle collided with the auto, throwing the officer to the pavement, killing him.

#587, EOW 10/29/1965

Officer Humr was survived by his wife Carol, children Debra, Frank Jr. and Tina as well as his parents, one sister and two brothers.  Services were held at the A. Nosec and Sons funeral home.

The driver of the Oldsmobile was charged with vehicular manslaughter.


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