Patrolman August E. Dyke

Patrolman August E. Dyke

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1921

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August E. Dyke

Patrolman August Dyke was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend three armed robbery suspects at East 147th Street and Westropp Avenue in Cleveland.

During the ensuing chase, he was shot once in the chest. He was able to return fire and wounded one of the suspects.

The men were later apprehended the shooter pled guilty to murder. The man was sentenced to death and executed on February 16, 1923. The other men were convicted of manslaughter.

Patrolman Dyke had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1923

arrest attempt, motor officer

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman August E. Dyke of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 24, 2024

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