Officer Desmond Sherry

Officer Desmond Sherry

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1980

Desmond Sherry

Officer Desmond Sherry was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity while off duty.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 27 years to life in prison.

Officer Sherry was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 410

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was very young, only 10 when you passed away. I often thought of why you were chosen as my Godfather. I asked my mother one day and she said you were incredibly sweet and kind and loving to a fault, but black and white when it came to right and wrong. What a nice way of saying one is well balanced. I always keep you in my prayers may you Rest In Peace with my sister, who like you, left us too soon.

Brendan Bauer MD

January 13, 2019

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