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Patrolman Cleo J. Sheely | Newton Falls Police Department, Ohio Newton Falls Police Department, Ohio


Cleo J. Sheely

Newton Falls Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, July 21, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Sheely suffered a fatal heart attack after leaving the scene of a call on South Canal Street. As he was driving away his patrol car swerved off the road and struck a retaining wall at the corner of South Canal Street and Liberty Street. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Patrolman Sheely had served with the Newton Falls Police Department for 11 years and had previously served with the Trumbull County Sheriff's Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, brother, and four sisters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 21, 2010


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