Patrolman Joseph Haydu

Patrolman Joseph Haydu

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1956

Joseph Haydu

Patrolman Haydu was shot and killed by a suspect who also murdered a department store security guard near Public Square. The suspect had just stolen $160 from a department store when he encountered Patrolman Haydu in the street and shot him in the chest. The man then ran into another department store where he encountered and shot the security guard.

The suspect was shot and killed a short time later by another officer.

Patrolman Haydu had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 10 years.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Not available

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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 Joseph Haydu of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 20, 2018

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