Patrolman Samuel Kilbane

Patrolman Samuel Kilbane

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 19, 1923

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Samuel Kilbane

Patrolman Samuel 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 at 1100 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 Cleveland Division of Police for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

mounted patrol

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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 Samuel Kilbane of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 84 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 19, 2023

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