Patrolman Charles Frantz

Patrolman Charles Frantz

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 14, 1925

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Charles Frantz

Patrolman Charles Frantz was killed in a motorcycle accident on Scranton Road near the Big Four Railroad bridge at 3:00 pm.

He was responding to an accident on Ridge Road and Flowerdale Avenue when his front tire blew out after striking a piece of debris in the roadway. Patrolman Fratz was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries. He was transported to the City Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Patrolman Frantz had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for at least five years. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, and three siblings.

He is buried at West Park Cemetery in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 79

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

accident investigation, motorcycle, vehicle crash

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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 Charles Frantz of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 14, 2023

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