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Patrolman William Nathan Shapiro | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


William Nathan Shapiro

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 2247

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not guilty by reason of insanity

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Patrolman William Shapiro was shot and killed by a sniper who had been shooting at traffic at Baldwin Reservoir. Patrolman Shapiro and other officers had responded to the scene two previous times but were unable to locate the suspect. When they arrived the third time the suspect ambushed them and shot Patrolman Shapiro using a high powered rifle.

The suspect was charged with Patrolman Shapiro's murder and found not guilty by reason of insanity and was remanded to a state hospital.

Patrolman Shapiro had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, four children, parents, and brother.

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Our promise to him; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
April 26, 2016


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