Patrolman Albert Block

Patrolman Albert Block

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 12, 1921

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Albert Block

Patrolman Block succumbed to injuries received when he fell from a ladder while investigating a gambling complaint.

He and his partner had gone to a club at East 6th Street and St. Clair to investigate the complaint. While Patrolman Block's partner was inside, he climbed a ladder to try to look through a second-story window covered with newspaper. When his partner came back outside he found Patrolman Block on the pavement suffering from a severe head injury as a result of falling from the ladder. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injury the following day.

Patrolman Block had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for nine years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 39

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Friday, February 11, 1921

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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 Patrolman Albert Block of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 12, 2023

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