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Patrolman Virgil T. Bayne | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Virgil T. Bayne

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 896

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: One executed

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Patrolman Bayne and Patrolman Gerald Bode were shot and killed while questioning five suspicious men at a gas station. As Patrolman Bayne questioned one of the men outside of the vehicle the suspect produced a revolver and opened fire. At the same time, the four suspects inside of the car began shooting at Patrolman Bode. Both officers were able to return fire but did not strike the suspects. The officers were both shot and taken to St. Luke's Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

All five suspects were apprehended. One was sentenced to death and electrocuted. The rest were all convicted and eventually paroled.

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Patrolman Gerald N. Bode
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End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 1937
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IN HONORE CASORUM
Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service and sacrifice to our community and our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio
December 18, 2016

 

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