Patrolman Chester Burmeister

Patrolman Chester Burmeister

Cleveland Division of Police, 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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Because of this incident, I have no memory of my father. The only things I know about him have been recounted stories from others. Because of his service, I have the utmost respect for all who serve our country. Until we meet again, and I know that we will.

Jill Burmeister Decker

July 24, 2018

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