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Patrolman Herman B. Pahler | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Herman B. Pahler

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 8, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/6/1933

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Pahler was shot and killed by a man who went on a shooting spree with a .22 caliber rifle. The man was in a bank when he got into an argument with bank employees over banking matters and went berserk. He went and got a rifle, shot the bank guard, then went out on the street shooting citizens and Patrolman Pahler who was directing traffic in front of St. Mary's Catholic School. Another officer shot and killed the suspect. Patrolman Pahler succumbed to his wound two days later. Two citizens were killed and eight were wounded.

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