Sergeant Nicholas Sheehan

Sergeant Nicholas Sheehan

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, September 5, 1894

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Nicholas Sheehan

Sergeant Nicholas Sheehan was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a citizen's complaint on Clark Avenue near the Big Four Railroad Tracks.

Two men had robbed a safe at the Ohio Provision Company and attempted to burglarize the neighboring candy shop. The suspects fled and the officers split up to apprehend them. Sergeant Sheehan was chasing a suspect through a dark alley when he was shot.

The suspects were never apprehended for his murder.

Sergeant Sheehan had served seven years with the Cleveland police. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 96

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

foot pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Nicholas Sheehan of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 5, 2023

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