Patrolman Harry L. Ward

Patrolman Harry L. Ward

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 21, 1937

Add to My Heroes

Harry L. Ward

Patrolman Harry Ward suffered a fatal heart attack after rowing a boat for 12 consecutive hours while conducting rescues during the Great Flood of 1937.

Patrolman Ward had served with the been with the Cincinnati Police Department for 31 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Harry L. Ward of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 59American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 21, 2024

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.