Patrolman Frank Moranz

Patrolman Frank Moranz

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, September 26, 1919

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Frank Moranz

Patrolman Frank Moranz succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier while investigating a suspicious man near Prospect Avenue and Ontario Avenue on his downtown beat.

As he approached the man in an alley another man attacked him from behind, took his service revolver, and shot him with it. After an investigation, a suspect was finally convicted and sentenced to life in prison for Patrolman Moranz's murder.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 24, 1919
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Frank Moranz of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

September 26, 2019

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