Patrolman Frank Koran

Patrolman Frank Koran

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, November 25, 1921

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Frank Koran

Patrolman Frank Koran was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. He and his partner witnessed a robbery taking place near East 40th Street and Quincy Avenue. The three suspects fled on foot when they saw the officers. Patrolman Koran chased one of the suspects to a yard. As Patrolman Koran approached from the front, his partner circled around the back. The suspect ambushed Patrolman Koran, shooting him eight times. The suspect fled and was not located until May 10, 1947, when he confessed to a St. Louis Police Department, Missouri, detective that he had murdered Patrolman Koran. Cleveland detectives interviewed the man and determined he was the suspect but declined to extradite him back to Cleveland because he was paralyzed from the neck down.

Patrolman Koran was survived by his wife and three children and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 360

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended


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Patrolman Koran,
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.


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