Remembering our War Heroes: Cleveland Police Officers who died in WWI and WWII

Killed in Action During World War I

George Edward Nadsady was appointed a Cleveland Policeman on February 1, 1917 and assigned Badge Number 714. Having prior service as a Fireman in the US Navy, he requested a Leave of Absence on November 12, 1917 and enlisted in the US Army during World War I. While serving in France at “the front,” with the 331st Infantry Regiment, Corporal Nadsady was killed in a motor vehicle accident on November 8, 1918.

Officer Nadsady was survived by his father Edward (a Cleveland Police Sergeant), mother Veronica (nee Konkol), brothers Joseph, Peter, and Edward Jr. He was laid to rest in Woodland Protestant Cemetery.

Patrolman George E. Nadsady, #714, EOW 11/8/1918
Reinterment, Aug 24, 1920

Killed in Action During World War II

During World War II, over 70 Cleveland Police Officers took Leaves of Absences to serve their country. The following Officers made the ultimate sacrifice during that service.

  • Patrolman Marcus Segan, #312, entered the Department on August 16, 1943. Less than a month later, he joined the Army. On October 7, 1944, he was killed in action in Holland. He was the first Cleveland police officer to die in World War II.
  • Patrolman John T. Blaskovic, #1092, died in France on November 15, 1944 as a result of critical wounds he suffered several days earlier. Blaskovic had joined the Cleveland Police on March 1, 1944.
  • Patrolman Thomas J. Mackin, #228, died on January 28, 1945 in France as a result of a fractured skull sustained in an accident. Mackin had joined the Cleveland Police on January 3, 1944.
  • Patrolman Harold C. Carroll, #1016, was killed on April 27, 1945 when the destroyer he served aboard was badly damaged by a Kamikaze Airplane off the island of Okinawa. He had joined the Cleveland Police on March 21, 1938.
Patrolman Marcus Segan, #312, EOW 10/7/1944
Patrolman John T. Blaskovic, #1092, EOW 11/15/1944
Patrolman Thomas J. Mackin, #228, EOW 1/28/1945
Patrolman Harold C. Carroll, #1016, EOW 4/27/1945

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