Detective Martin Mrugacz

Detective Martin Mrugacz

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 29, 1960

Martin Mrugacz

Detective Martin Mrugacz was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner were en route to the Central Station following a special assignment. Their vehicle veered out of its lane and struck a trailer that was parked on the opposite side of the road.

A witness reported seeing two sets of headlights immediately prior to the accident and paint from another vehicle was located on the detective's vehicle after the crash, but no other vehicle was ever located. The exact cause of the crash is not known.

Detective Mrugacz had served with the agency for 5 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Martin Mrugacz Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Thursday, September 29, 1960

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 29, 2017

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