Patrolman Samuel Kilbane

Patrolman Samuel Kilbane

Cleveland Division of Police, 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Samuel Kilbane of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 19, 2018

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