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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Harry L Ward is the father of my grandmother Peggy L. Huff who passed away December 12,2013. As I was doing research on my family tree, I came across the fact that my great grandfather Harry L Ward, whom I have never met, died a hero. What a legacy to hold on to.
Melissa Vojtech Dec 11, 2014

Melissa Vojtech
Great Grand Daughter

December 11, 2014

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