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Patrolman Ernest L. Ford | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


Ernest L. Ford

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 19, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Ford was shot and killed while investigating the odors of a still on Scovill Avenue. He and his fiancee were driving home after he had finished his shift when he smelled the odor and went to investigate. Approximately 15 minutes after he got out of his car his fiancee heard several shots. She located Patrolman Ford in a yard nearby. The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.
Patrolman Ford was survived by his fiancee.

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Patrolman Ford: Thank you for your service and sacrifice, and for paving the way for the thousands of officers who have followed your footsteps with Cleveland PD. Your badge has taken it's rightful place on the 1st floor of Police HQ, and it continues to shine in your honor.

Det. Thomas Ross
Cleveland Police
September 19, 2012


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