Patrolman James H. Stedman

Patrolman James H. Stedman

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, January 25, 1905

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James H. Stedman

Patrolman James Stedman was killed when he was crushed between two streetcars while directing traffic at Euclid Avenue and Ontario Street.

He had been assigned to that corner for three years prior to the accident. As one of the cars was turning the corner the switch in the track suddenly flew open due to snow and ice being stuck in it. The rear of the streetcar struck him. He succumbed to his injuries as he was being transported to a local hospital.

Patrolman Stedman had served with the Cleveland Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

directing traffic, weather

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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 James H. Stedman of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 25, 2023

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