The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to share the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch.
Marcus Segan was born in 1917 and lived with his mother at 1374 East 40th Street. He had graduated from East Technical High School and worked as a grinder at the Cleveland Wire Spring factory. He was appointed a Cleveland Police Patrolman on August 16, 1943 and was assigned Badge Number 312. Upon completing the Police Academy, he was assigned to the Fifth District. Patrolman Segan was inducted into the US Army four months later.
Private Segan was killed in Holland on October 7, 1944 while serving in the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was laid to rest in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium. He was survived by his mother Mildred Segan and a brother Pero Segan who lived in Yugoslavia.
Members of Officer Segan’s platoon from the Fifth District presented a plaque to Mrs. Segan at her home on December 3, 1944, in tribute to his sacrifice. Inspector Michael J. Blackwell said, “He was a faithful servant in the police department and, like every true American, responded to the call of his country.” Patrolman Marcus Segan was awarded the Purple Heart, posthumously.