Patrolman Adolph Norbert Jindra

Patrolman Adolph Norbert Jindra

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, February 24, 1939

Adolph Norbert Jindra

Patrolman Adolph Jindra succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 12 years earlier while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in front of 2168 West 81st Street.

The subject, known as the "Tape Faced Bandit," had committed approximately 12 robberies over the previous two weeks. He had just robbed another person when Patrolman Jindra located him on August 15th, 1927. The two exchanged shots and Patrolman Jindra was shot in the chest, near his heart, and his leg. Despite the wounds, Patrolman Jindra was able to return fire and wounded the man in the abdomen.

The subject was sentenced to 24 years in prison for committing two robberies and an additional 19 years in prison for shooting Patrolman Jindra.

Patrolman Jindra's never recovered and his health continued to deteriorate. He died from complications of the chest wound on February 24th, 1939.

Patrolman Jindra was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was a widower who was survived by three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, August 15, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 43 years

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Today while going through my ancestry, I was able to locate you as my 2nd Great Uncle. While it saddens me that you were killed in the line of duty, I'm proud to call you my uncle and continue the Law Enforcement tradition. I know you would have been proud.

Det. M. Wolcott
Broward Sheriff's Office

April 18, 2016

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