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Patrolman Edward Meaney | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Edward Meaney

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 29, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Charged with murder

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Patrolman Edward Meaney was shot and killed while checking a backyard on West 73rd Street for a report of someone stealing chickens.

A boarder at the house mistook Patrolman Meaney for the thief and opened fire on him with a rifle as he came out of the chicken coop. The round struck Patrolman Meaney in the leg, severing an artery, and causing him to bleed to death.

Patrolman Meaney had served with the Cleveland Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
November 29, 2014

 

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