Patrolman Warren Stainbrook

Patrolman Warren Stainbrook

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 30, 1955

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Warren Stainbrook

Patrolman Stainbrook and Patrolman William Hudec were killed when the police ambulance they were operating was struck by a train at the East 91st Street crossing. The two officers were returning from the station after transporting a patient to a hospital.

Several tall buildings near the tracks partially blocked the view of the crossing and it is believed the officers did not see the train approaching. As they started across the tracks the the vehicle was struck by the train, which was travelling approximately 50 mph. Both officers were thrown from the ambulance and killed.

Patrolman Stainbrook had served with the agency for 28 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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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 Patrolman Warren Stainbrook of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 30, 2022

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