Patrolman Nicholas R. Catalano

Patrolman Nicholas R. Catalano

Mayfield Heights Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, December 26, 1956

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Nicholas R. Catalano

Patrolman Nicholas Catalano was killed in a traffic accident while responding to a hold-up alarm. En route to the alarm, Patrolman Catalano's patrol car was hit by a vehicle driven by a disabled driver who was unable to hear the siren. Patrolman Catalano was thrown from has patrol car and incurred fatal head injuries.

Catalano Drive off of Lander Road was named in memory of Patrolman Catalano and a memorial stone is in the island in the center of the cul-de-sac commemorating his service.

Patrolman Catalano had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Nicholas R. Catalano of the Mayfield Heights Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 26, 2017

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