Sergeant William C. Isaac

Sergeant William C. Isaac

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1919

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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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Sgt. Isaac,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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