Sergeant William C. Isaac

Sergeant William C. Isaac

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1919

William C. Isaac

Sergeant Isaac was shot and killed while he and his partner attempted to question three men in the kitchen of a cafe on Euclid Avenue. As they approached the men Sergeant Isaac observe one of them try to put a revolver in a sink to hide it. When he ordered the man to hand over the gun the man shot him twice, mortally wounding him. The three men fled but were later apprehended. The shooter committed suicide while in jail the other two were convicted of other armed robberies they were wanted for.
Sergeant Isaac had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, two sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant William C. Isaac of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 1, 2017

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