Patrolman Ernest L. Ford

Patrolman Ernest L. Ford

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, September 19, 1928

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Ernest L. Ford

Patrolman Ford was shot and killed while investigating the odors of a still on Scovill Avenue. He and his fiancee were driving home after he had finished his shift when he smelled the odor and went to investigate. Approximately 15 minutes after he got out of his car his fiancee heard several shots. She located Patrolman Ford in a yard nearby. The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.
Patrolman Ford was survived by his fiancee.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Ernest L. Ford of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 19, 2021

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