Patrolman Samuel Kilbane

Patrolman Samuel Kilbane

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 19, 1923

Samuel Kilbane

Patrolman Kilbane was killed when he was thrown from his horse. He and other patrolmen were returning to the Troop A Barn when his horse bolted after stepping in a rut on Woodland Avenue. The horse knocked into another horse, causing both riders to be thrown to the ground. Patrolman Kilbane suffered a fatal head injury. The other officers suffered broken bones and recovered.
Patrolman Kilbane was assigned to the Mounted Unit and had been with the agency for 15 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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