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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Rest in peace Patrolman Dyke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 3, 2020

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