Patrolman Harry L. Ward

Patrolman Harry L. Ward

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 21, 1937

Harry L. Ward

Patrolman Ward suffered a fatal heart attack after rowing a boat for 12 consecutive hours while conducting rescues during the Great Flood of 1937. He had been with the agency for 31 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Harry L. Ward of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 21, 2018

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