Lieutenant David G. Lyman

Lieutenant David G. Lyman

East Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 23, 1914

David G. Lyman

Lieutenant David Lyman was struck and killed by a passenger train at the Superior Avenue railroad crossing.

Lieutenant Lyman mistook a large bag on the tracks for the body of a man and walked onto the tracks to remove it. The train hit him before he could get out of the way.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Lieutenant David G. Lyman of the East Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 23, 2018

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