Patrolman Louis Mlakar

Patrolman Louis Mlakar

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1938

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Louis Mlakar

Patrolman Mlakar was killed in an automobile accident while transporting a suspect.

Patrolman Mlakar and another officer were transporting a burglary suspect to the police station for questioning by detectives. He was riding on the back of the paddy wagon, as was the custom of the day, to guard the prisoner.

The paddy wagon was traveling west on Quincy when it was struck by a bakery truck traveling north on East 71st Street. The impact of the crash overturned the paddy wagon and the patrolman was thrown onto the pavement. He was rushed to Poly Clinic Hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull, fractured right leg, and internal injuries. He died of his injuries at 10:14 p.m.

Patrolman Mlakar was survived by his wife, son, two sisters, and a brother. He was buried was at Riverside Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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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 Mlakar of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 20, 2021

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