Patrolman Louis Edward Klusman

Patrolman Louis Edward Klusman

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 1896

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Louis Edward Klusman

Patrolman Louis Klusman was killed while attempting to stop a runaway horse pulling a buggy. Patrolman Klusman was able to prevent the horse from crashing into a crowd of people.

Patrolman Klusman had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

His wife became the first widow to receive a pension from the city. Patrolman Klusman was posthumously awarded the Henshaw Medal of Valor. He is buried in the German Protestant Cemetery.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 147

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

runaway horse

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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 Louis Edward Klusman of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 107 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 25, 2023

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