Acting Detective Anthony Tekulve

Acting Detective Anthony Tekulve

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 9, 1924

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Anthony Tekulve

Acting Detective Anthony Tekulve succumbed to gunshot wounds received two weeks earlier when he and a companion attempted to arrest two men who had been terrorizing citizens with a revolver at 670 Carr Street in Cincinnati.

Officers returned fire and one of the suspects was struck and killed. Another officer was also shot by the suspects. He returned to duty four months later.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and executed in the electric chair on February 20, 1925.

Acting Detective Tekulve had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 16 and half years. He was survived by his wife and son, who also served with the Cincinnati Police Department.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 16 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, June 27, 1924
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1925

arrest attempt, weapons violation

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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 Acting Detective Anthony Tekulve of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 9, 2023

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