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 Dyke was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend three armed robbery suspects. 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 agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1923

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God Bless you August! I just recently discovered you are the brother of my Great Grandfather. I heard stories about you when I was a child, and now with modern technology I have the ability to learn more about you and the service you provided your local community.

Daniel Thomas (civilian)
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August 6, 2021

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