Police Officer Levi Clevens

Police Officer Levi Clevens

Sandusky Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, April 21, 1906

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Levi Clevens

Police Officer Levi Clevens died after contracting rabies following a dog bite the previous summer.

A rabid dog had been brought to the police department where it broke loose. When Officer Clevens attempted to capture the dog he was bitten. The wound was tended to approximately seven hours later but by that time the disease had already set in.

Officer Clevens had served with the Sandusky Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 1, 1905

animal bite

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Levi Clevens of the Sandusky Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

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

April 21, 2024

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