Patrolman Roy R. Nightwine

Patrolman Roy R. Nightwine

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, May 11, 1924

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Roy R. Nightwine

Patrolman Roy Nightwine was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding car.

As he approached East 140th Street and Sylvia, another car made a turn and struck Patrolman Nightwine. He suffered severe head injuries and succumbed to the injuries seven hours later.

Patrolman Nightwine had been employed with the Cleveland Police Department for four years, and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Great-grandfather, you never met your youngest son. Roy J. Nightwine's life began just 5 months after yours was lost. I know in my heart, even in your absence, you shaped him. He grew up to be an honest, well respected, kind and loving man. after serving in the marines, he followed in your footsteps, becoming a patrolman for Ohio's highway patrol.He then became a dedicated husband and father of yet another Roy Nightwine, my daddy.
Great-grandfather, I grew up looking at your oval portrait hanging in the foyer. The convex glass protecting the image of you standing next to your motorcycle. I cherish it, much as I do the photo of Grandpa next to HIS cruiser on inspection day. your son was dedicated, just as you were. you see, he was to be married the day that photo was taken. needless to say, the wedding was moved.
Always, in my heart I will be proud to wear the Nightwine name, but not as proud as I am to have Nightwine blood coursing through my veins.

Heather Nightwine
great-grand daughter

July 23, 2018

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