Patrolman Joseph John Haydu

Patrolman Joseph John Haydu

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1956

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Joseph John Haydu

Patrolman Joseph Haydu was shot and killed by a suspect who also murdered a department store security guard near Public Square.

The suspect had just stolen $160 from a department store when he encountered Patrolman Haydu in the street and shot him in the chest. The man then ran into another department store, where he encountered and shot the security guard.

The suspect was shot and killed a short time later by another officer.

Patrolman Haydu was a United States Navy Reserve World War II veteran and had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Not available

parolee, robbery, robbery in progress

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Joseph John Haydu of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 69 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

May 19, 2024

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