Patrolman Samuel Banks

Patrolman Samuel Banks

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 4, 1919

Samuel Banks

Patrolman Banks was struck and killed by a streetcar on the Sharon Line while delivering checks to other officers. He was attempting to cross the tracks at Stop 7 when he westbound streetcar struck him, knocking him 250 feet. He suffered severe head and internal injuries and died a short time later.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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Patrolman Banks’ badge number is 65. Thank you for your service and sacrifice great grandfather. Your son James William Banks is my grandfather and his son James Curtis Banks is my father, and my brother Dr. Scott A. Banks’, all born in Youngstown. You have great great grandchildren and even a great great great grandson who carry your name. Your portrait decorates our home office. We think of you often.

James P. Banks
Great Grandson

April 4, 2018

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