Patrolman Chester Burmeister

Patrolman Chester Burmeister

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, December 23, 1964

Chester Burmeister

Patrolman Chester Burmeister was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic around the scene of an accident on the Innerbelt.

The driver who struck him was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Burmeister had served with the agency for 17 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Guard William H. Moorehead of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 23, 2017

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