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Patrolman August E. Dyke | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


August E. Dyke

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, March 24, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1923

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Patrolman Dyke was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend three armed robbery suspects. During the ensuing chase he was shot once in the chest. He was able to return fire and wounded one of the suspects. The men were later apprehended the shooter pled guilty to murder. The man was sentenced to death and executed on February 16, 1923. The other men were convicted of manslaughter.

Patrolman Dyke had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Patrolman Dyke,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland.


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March 24, 2016


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