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

Patrolman Anthony Tekulve succumbed to gunshot wounds received two weeks earlier when he and a companion attempted to arrest a man who had been terrorizing citizens with a revolver. The suspect also killed his companion.

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

Patrolman Tekulve had served with the agency for 16 and half years.


  • 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

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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 60 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, 2021

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