HISTORY

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SERVING FOR 100+ YEARS

For more than 100 years, the Cleveland Mounted Police have impacted the community.

ROOTS WITH FIRST CLEVELAND CAVALRY

The history of the Cleveland Mounted Police Unit has its roots with the First Cleveland Cavalry, which was organized on October 10, 1877 to respond to the Great Railroad Strike in the summer of the same year.

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CLEVELAND MOUNTED POLICE TODAY

Today, the Cleveland Mounted Police’s day-to-day function is typically picturesque or ceremonial. Being assigned to the Traffic Department, the Cleveland Mounted Police handle crowd control and neighborhood watch assignments because of their mass and height advantage. The mounted police are symbols of community policing in Cleveland.

 
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HISTORICAL PHOTOS

William Kehoe 1964
Thomas Drew with Flag 1920s
Walter Oehme 1920s Front
Tom Conroy Frank Clem Warner Ness Tommy
Spring 1972
Sgt. Fred Keneise getting an award in Ne
Peter Kilbain and Sam 1922
Oliver Koehr 1922 Front
Mounted Unit Command Bus 1961
Mounted Unit 1975
Matt Weisheit on Dan 1927
Matt Weisheight 1922 Front
Louis Guarniere and King Barrymore 1942
Joseph Skala 1953
John Parton and Oscar Pepper 1922
Lewis Guarniere and Chocolate 1922
John Kohanik 1922 Front
Charles Kaderavek and Doctor 1922
Arthur G. Hopcraft and A.C. Pencock 1928
Bert Conlan 1922 Front
Cleveland-Mounted Unit Command Bus 1961
Augustus Foley and King Barrymore 1930s
Tom Conroy Frank Clem Warner Ness Tommy Drew Flash John Parton Roxy Harold Stuckey Moonshine 1937
Emil Kral and Duke 1922
Emil Kral Practicing the Wig Wag System 1918
Duke the Horse 1926 about to retire
Earnest Shay 1922 Front
Frank Celebresse and Charlie Otis with Mounted Unit 1948
Harold Dales and Lightning 1922
Henry Neckar and Bud 1922
James Nechas 1922 Front
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Earnest Shay and Teddy 1926
Eugine Gorman and Moonshine 1922
Jim Matowitz and Robert C 1941
Jim Matowitz and Midnight 1941
Jack the Rambler 1922
 
 

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Jim Matowitz and Midnight 1941