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 two suspicious men near Prospect Avenue and Ontario Avenue on his downtown beat.

The men attacked him, took his revolver, and ran. As Patrolman Moranz chased them, one turned and shot him three times.

The gunman was apprehended in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 2, 1929. He was returned to Ohio, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to life.


  • 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

suspicious person

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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 Frank Moranz of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 26, 2021

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