Patrolman Edward Meaney

Patrolman Edward Meaney

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, November 29, 1916

Edward Meaney

Patrolman Edward Meaney was shot and killed while checking a backyard on West 73rd Street for a report of someone stealing chickens.

A boarder at the house mistook Patrolman Meaney for the thief and opened fire on him with a rifle as he came out of the chicken coop. The round struck Patrolman Meaney in the leg, severing an artery, and causing him to bleed to death.

Patrolman Meaney had served with the Cleveland Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Charged with murder

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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 Edward Meaney of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 29, 2018

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