Patrolman William Nagy

Patrolman William Nagy

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 14, 1971

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William Nagy

Patrolman Nagy was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a restaurant at West 25th Street and Detroit Street. As he entered the business he observed a suspect holding two waitresses at gunpoint. He immediately drew his weapon and exchanged shots with the suspect. Patrolman Nagy and the suspect were both fatally wounded.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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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 William Nagy of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 14, 2021

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